Winter Break Food Basket Drive for Local Schoolkids

Winter Break Food Basket Drive for Local Schoolkids

Baskets must be in by Dec. 9

Editor’s Note: Here is the PDF from the School Board that contains a shopping list.

A message from Dr. David Yonutas:

For the past several years, Santa Fe faculty and staff have generously helped the community by collecting food for the annual Winter Break Food Basket Drive sponsored by the School Board of Alachua County. Unfortunately, many of the students who are on the reduced or free lunch program while school is in session may not have enough to eat over the winter break.

Kelley Kostamo and her marvelous team from the School Board of Alachua County are hoping that Santa Fe will continue to support this important initiative of providing food for these students and their families. This year, rather than placing the food items in laundry baskets, Kelley is requesting that we put our food into cardboard boxes, since boxes stack and are more easily moved. You can pick up the boxes at my office. Get all the details, including a shopping list, in this PDF.

Please bring your completed food boxes to the information desk located on the first floor of the Alan Robertson Building by Dec. 9. If you wish to contribute individual items, please drop them off at the same location.

Over the past few years, the college has overwhelmingly supported this important program, with departments and academic units working together to complete a basket or even several baskets. I hope this history of support will continue this year. Please let me know if you have any questions. And thanks in advance!