Pasadena ISD schools donate over ten tons to food drive

Pasadena ISD schools donate over ten tons to food drive
Posted on 12/01/2015
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The City of Pasadena’s seventh Annual Can-Do Food Drive had a banner year thanks in no small part to Pasadena ISD.

Pasadena ISD schools were excited to participate and donated 20,635 pounds of food contributing greatly to the over 36,000 pound total collected.

The top three participating campuses, Turner Elementary, Keller Middle and San Jacinto Intermediate will receive pizza parties for their efforts. Together these three schools alone collected over 6,000 pounds of food.

“I’m so proud of the generosity and giving spirit that our students, teachers and administrators have shown in this process,” superintendent of schools Dr. Kirk Lewis said.

The donated food will be distributed to five charities in Pasadena, including the Salvation Army, Sarah’s House and the Bridge Over Troubled Waters.

“We couldn’t have done it without the school district,” said Richard Scott, City of Pasadena director of community relations. “The kids really gave their hearts to us and the families in our community.”

The top three campuses donated:

Turner Elementary School  2,846 pounds
Keller Middle School   2,284 pounds
San Jacinto Intermediate School  1,323 pounds

Turner Elementary

Turner Elementary donated 2,846 pounds of food for the City of Pasadena’s Can Do Food Drive, the most of any Pasadena ISD school. L to R front row: Turner students Micah Shrum; Jeremiah Grubbs; Adison Cooper; Barbara Sitzman, City of Pasadena volunteer manager; Meredith Cote and Sean McCoy. L to R back row: Kelli Duke, Turner Elementary third grade teacher; Richard Scott, City of Pasadena director of community relations; Donna Duke, Turner Elementary Principal and Cindy Parmer, Pasadena ISD Director of Community Relations.

Can Do Food Drive
Photos courtesy of the City of Pasadena