Harvest Drive remains a 100% volunteer charity, staffed by students, school administrators,teachers, community sponsors and "worker bees".
Purpose of The Harvest Drive
The Harvest Drive is a yearlong project that culminates in 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 our families.
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.
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 in our Broward County communities!