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Thanksgiving Food Drives

11/13/2017

The holidays are right around the corner! Please extend a helping hand to those in need throughout our community by donating to our Thanksgiving Food Drives for the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank. Food items and monetary donations are welcome.
 
Preschool - Nov. 13-17: Preschool Boxed Food Drive 
At the preschool, donation boxes decorated with "Helping Hands" prints are in classrooms. "The children enjoy dropping in items for those in need," said Preschool Food Drive coordinator Michael Bordelon, "so we encourage parents to try to send at least one item a day." 
For more information: m.bordelon@runnels.org.
 
Main Campus - Through Nov. 16:  Beta Club Thanksgiving Food and Dollar Drive
The Runnels Beta Club is holding its annual food drive for families in need this Thanksgiving. Collection bins will be in the Elementary Office and junior and senior high English classrooms through Thursday, November 16. 
 
Below is a list of suggested items for each grade to bring; however, all non-perishable foods are appreciated. Please be sure that cans are not dented or rusted. Monetary donations are also welcome. One dollar will provide four meals. Your donations will make Thanksgiving special for many needy families.
 
K - tomato sauce, powdered potatoes
1st -  flour , canned corn
2nd -  sugar, canned lima beans
3rd -  brown sugar, canned green beans
4th -  corn meal, canned spinach
5th - baby food, canned sweet potatoes
6th – rice and canned petite pois peas
7th – stuffing mix, box of instant potatoes
8th – cake mix, icing
9th – powdered milk, macaroni and cheese
10th – spaghetti, spaghetti sauce
11th - canned apples, canned black-eyed peas
12th – chocolate chips, box of stuffing