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Schools to host can food drive Nov. 4-8 to benefit local food banks
Posted 10/15/19

Bulloch County Schools will host its second annual We CAN Help food drive on November 4 - 8, for Bulloch County’s  local food banks. The project is in partnership with Woodmen Life's We CAN Fight Food Insecurity campaign and in recognition of November being National Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Month. The food collected will help provide meals for Bulloch County families, especially during the upcoming holiday season. Last year the school district collected more than six tons of canned food for the Statesboro Food Bank and the Christian Services Ministries’ food bank. 

 

The school district encourages its employees, student families, and the community, to assist in this effort.  You can drop off canned food donations to the Central Office or one of our participating schools. Look for donation bins during the collection week.

 

Any canned goods are welcome. This is a list of suggested canned goods to collect, and if you'd like to consider healthier food choices, look for items packed in water, low-sodium, or canned in juice rather than light or heavy syrups:

  • Canned beans
  • Canned fruit in juice
  • Canned vegetables
  • Canned soups and stews
  • Canned tuna in water, canned chicken, or, other canned meats
  • Canned pasta sauces or spaghetti sauces
  • Canned beef or vegetable broths
  • Canned evaporated milk
  • Canned nuts

Bulloch County Schools thanks Woodmen Life, our local Woodmen Life Chapter 158, and our local food banks for their support to host this drive and for their support of the families we serve.   Last year our smallest elementary school, Portal Elementary School, collected the most cans per student and Julia P. Bryant Elementary School had the second-highest collections.  Ms. Kimberly Wagoner’s class at William James Middle School was the top-collection class.