Springdale Elementary Annual Food Drive

Hello Springdale family!
The rush of the holiday’s, the glimpse of hope for a well-deserved break, and the opportunity for our school to give back and support our community are just around the corner. This year Springdale is working closely with the Cayce Cares Project to hold a food drive. This food drive begins Friday, October 29th and runs until December 1st and all items will be officially given to two agencies who serve Lexington Two: Scooter Scott Ministries and God’s Helping Hands.

Here is a list of the most common perishable items asked for from food banks:
 Non-perishable food items
 Canned proteins (tuna, salmon, chicken, etc.)
 Canned fruits in own juices or light syrup (pineapples, peaches, and pears)
 100% fruit juices (all sizes including juice boxes)
 Grains (pasta, whole wheat pasta, rice, brown rice, macaroni and cheese
 Bags of beans: black, pink, kidney, etc. Corn flour or MASECA (for tortillas)
 Condiments (tomato-based sauces, light soy sauce, ketchup, mustard, light salad
 Goya powder condiments; salt, sugar (brown)
 Low sodium/no salt added canned vegetables (Mixed, green bean, corn,
 Canned beans: black, pink, kidney, etc
 Soups (beef stew, chili, chicken noodle, turkey rice, tomato, etc.)
 Multigrain Cereal (Cheerios, corn flakes, grape-nuts, raisin bran)
 Peanut butter
Food drives are one of the easiest ways to connect our students and establish long lasting
relationships with the community. According to the United Way:
 Children and teenagers are healthy enough to attend school where they learn both academics and social skills. Emotional health and physical health go hand-in-hand.
 Children and teenagers can grow properly when not experiencing malnutrition
 Adults have the health and energy needed to go to work and pay bills, afford necessities, and support their families
 Seniors get the nutrition they need to stay healthy as they get older
 Chronically ill and disabled people can get the additional nutrients they require and have dietary restrictions met without sacrificing their overall well-being.
The food drive will formally end on December 2 nd at City Hall of Cayce at 6:00 PM. Along with
the food drive donation the 44th annual tree lighting will be taking place that evening combined
with a drive-thru of cars to view the lights and enjoy entertainment and pre-packaged goodies.
We look forward to your assistance and participation especially in these trying times.