Harvest Drive remains a 100% volunteer charity, staffed by students, school administrators,
teachers, community sponsors and "worker bees".
If interested in volunteer opportunities, as well as for students wanting to earn
Community Service Hours, contact Davi, our Volunteer Coordinator at
Purpose of The Harvest Drive
The Harvest Drive is a yearlong project that culminates events
that take place at several public schools every Thanksgiving.
Families receive a complete Thanksgiving meal and a week's
worth of grocery staples, as well as personal and household
necessities during Thanksgiving season.
Fundraising efforts and collections are under way throughout the
fall season. In years past, student from over 150 public and
private schools, as well as churches, temples and many other
community organizations have held drives and supplied the
Harvest Drive with the non-perishable food that is distributed to
The unique characteristic of the program is that in addition to the
business and community donations, children are at the helm of
all collections. In addition to helping others, the purpose of the
Harvest Drive is to teach children at an early age that their
contributions can make a difference in the lives of others, by
facilitating their direct
High school clubs fundraise and collect large quantities of food
obtained at local grocery stores throughout the County. Middle
and elementary school students collect food and funds
throughout their classrooms and other school wide activities.
Civic clubs, local businesses, corporations, volunteer
organizations and PTAs have generously sponsored the Harvest
Drive by providing money to purchase the perishable foods.
Children Helping Children
Educating children and creating a consciousness about the needs
of their community; promoting altruism and giving them the
opportunity to help others are the cornerstone of the Harvest
Drive. Harvest Drive believes in encouraging the concept of
children and adults working hand-in-hand to assist families in
Broward County with gifts of food and other necessities during
the Thanksgiving holidays and throughout the year. Please join us
in our efforts to stamp out hunger our Broward County
ANNUAL BACKPACK DRIVE
Harvest Drive is gearing up for it's Annual Backpack Drive where we will be distributing 250 backpacks
filled with supplies to students in our local communities.
The Rotary Club of Weston contributed funds so that we can purchase purchase and pack backpacks full of
new school supplies that are most required on the schoo'ls list. New sponsor Arise has collected funds to
contribute by purchasing 100 additional backpacks .Harvest Drive student volunteers pack each backpack
to ready for delivery the first week of school.
Community teamwork making a difference to give students a fresh start this school year!
Thank you to our sponsors:
|Click the pages below for our Harvest Drive Information Brochure
|Great Video by Students
The Harvest Drive at Glades Middle School was
featured in a video by WAHS which produces a
morning show at American Heritage in Plantation.
A job well done giving a true look into what it takes
to produce a Harvest Drive and the passion to all
involved! Go to this link to view:
Glades Harvest Drive Video