Thursday, August 11, 2011
West-MEC Employees Hold ‘Christmas is July’ Food Drive
In the dog days of summer, the thought of wintertime holidays can be a far-fetched thought for some, but not for the staff at Western Maricopa Education Center (West-MEC) school district. The group, led by Superintendent Greg Donovan, jumped into the holiday spirit for a “Christmas in July” food drive to collect donations for St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance.
“Often people give during the holidays, but forget that hunger is a year round problem,” said Donovan.
Donovan presented the idea of a summer food drive as a challenge to the staff after reading that community food banks have not been receiving adequate food donations during the summer months. He asked employees to donate non-perishable food items to assist those in need, making a bonus pact to personally match the donations with up to $100 worth of groceries. West-MEC staff stepped up to the challenge, collecting a total of 479 non-perishable food items to donate to St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance.
Food Drive Information available at: http://www.firstfoodbank.org/fooddrive.html