Harvest Drive’s 30th Year of Children Helping Children in Broward Schools

DATE: April 23, 2023
CONTACT: Renee Herman, Founder
Harvest Drive, Inc.
PHONE: 954-444-5548
E-MAIL: reho7@aol.com

“Children Helping Children” remains the theme of Harvest Drive after 29 years. The children throughout Broward County Schools continue to be the focal point of our activities and most students assist our efforts. Harvest Drive has had as many as 13 distribution sites and all of Broward County public schools are always invited to participate. Each school has its very own method of raising awareness and collecting non-perishable food from a suggested need’s list.

Harvest Drive’s Year-round Goal:

Harvest Drive is a resource for families in crisis; for assistance with food and other necessities. Families are referred by Broward County school social workers and social service agencies. Harvest Drive has developed a Helping Hands Food Bag/Box Program and a Boutique Referral Program for the Broward County schools, which the school social workers use all year round to feed and provide necessities for families.

The Thanksgiving Harvest Drive in action:

The Thanksgiving Harvest Drive is a yearlong project that culminates in a charitable event that takes place in the majority of the Broward County Public Schools every November. Students, businesses, churches, and temples conduct drives and supply the Harvest Drive with non-perishable food, which is then distributed to the families. Community businesses, corporations, civic organizations, Parent Teacher Associations, volunteer organizations, and individual donors have generously sponsored Harvest Drive by providing money to purchase all perishable foods and gift cards. Various High School clubs collect large quantities of food obtained at neighborhood Publix and Walmart stores during Harvest Days throughout the county.

Preparation for the actual distribution day takes place at each host school. This is an effort that entails the participation and coordination of hundreds of students, school personnel, and many community volunteers. All items collected are dropped off at the respective distribution school sites. Volunteers sort, inventory, and label all donations. The non-perishable food items are packed in six to ten overflowing grocery bags per family.

Sponsors and Community Involvement:

Harvest Drive Main Sponsors:   The Jim Moran Foundation, Children’s Services Council of Broward County, Florida Panthers, A+ Mini Storage-Davie,  The Farver Foundation, Publix Supermarket Charities, Community Foundation of Broward with the support of the Humana Foundation, UKG, Memorial Health Care/Joe DiMaggio, No Kid Hungry, Berlin Family Foundation, Seminole Hard Rock and Casino-Hollywood & Coconut Creek, FHV (Freedland-Harwin-Valori), Neighbors 4 Neighbors,  Plantation Ford, ANF Group, Rotary International, Top Drawer Media Solutions, Dunkin Joy Foundation, Castle Group, Cathy & James Donnelly’s Fund, 100+ Women Who Care – Broward, and Walmart Foundation. Broward County Schools have partnered with Harvest Drive in broadening our reach in Broward County. Their efforts coupled with our previous 29 years of reaching out to sponsors have resulted in record numbers of corporate, civic, and individual sponsors.

Harvest Drive Sponsors:    A Better Blind, Aaron Crow/RadicalServers.com, Acaletics, Action Technologies, Arise Virtual Solutions, Boeing Company, Bruce Florsheim, Cathy & Stan Starzyk, Clarkson Family Fund, Crafty Brains, David Posnack Jewish Day School, Town of Davie Police & Fire Department, Davie Fire Rescue Benevolant, City of Weston Police & Fire Department, City of Sunrise, City of Parkland, City of Weston, DJ A/HERM, Greenhouse Church, Hartford Insurance, Huntington Learning Center, In Jacob’s Shoes, Jim & Maggie Dunn Charitable, Julie Talenfeld, Ladies for Change-Coral Springs/Parkland, Lea Waidergorn Freund, Leslie Biggs, Need it Now, North Broward Prep, Our City Davie and Weston Magazines, Parkway Christian School, Ricardo Freund, Premier Destination, The Rotary Club of Coconut Creek, The Rotary Club of Plantation, The Rotary Club of Weston, Scott M. Vengel P.A., The Core Group, South Fl. Hunger Coalition, Sports and Activities Magazine, Stella Fund of the Community Foundation of Broward, TheraPeeds Family Center, Trader Joes–Pembroke Pines, Vita Italian RestaurantCooper City, Azteca Restaurant – Coral Springs, Carolina Ale House-WestonBolay Restaurant – Pembroke Pines, Chick-fil-A – Miramar, Einstein Bros. Bagels – Weston, Enzo’s, Flanigan’s seafood Bar & Grill – Weston, John The Baker, Keywest Sweets, Olive Garden, Bahama Breeze –Sawgrass, I Mac & Cheese, Flanigan’s – Weston, Key West Sweets, Sam’s Club – Sunrise, Yonutz, WHS PTSA, Weston Flyers, and Whispering Pines HOA.

The Harvest Drive is honored to have the endorsement of the Broward County School Board and Board of Commissioners, Davie City Council Members, The City of Weston, the Mayor and Commissioners, the Weston Chamber of Commerce, The City of Parkland, and Children’s Services Council.

Please make this the year you elect to support and participate in this worthwhile, countywide charitable effort so that “no child goes hungry”. If you would like more information on how you can help, please visit the Harvest Drive website at www.harvestdriveflorida.com. Should you know of a family in need of some assistance, kindly contact your school’s social worker for detailed information.

The Harvest Drive accepts monetary donations and gift cards.
Checks should be made payable to:
Harvest Drive, Inc.
13762 West State Road 84, Suite 316
Davie, FL 33325

All donations are tax-deductible 501c(3)

We are a Volunteer-driven organization run by “Worker Bees,”
Students, Teachers, Administrators, Social Workers
and Community Sponsors


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