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Brentwood’s Food Drive

Every year, Brentwood High School has a canned food drive to give a meal to those who need it during the holiday season. “Our annual canned food drive is a super important event. We are able to help families near and far and give them the support they need for the holiday season,” explained Student Council President and Brentwood senior, Madison Lawrence. Students and teachers bring in cans to donate, and Student Council collects them. “The canned food drive that we have here is through the support we have from the Brentwood Community,” says high school teacher Kelly Javier.

Kelly Javier
Last year there were over 2,000 food items as well as hundreds of dollars in donations

Each of the schools in Brentwood collect cans, money, and gift cards that will be given to local families for Thanksgiving. Over the years, this food drive has gotten thousands of donations. “Trader Joe’s helps us with this activity; they give us their really great bags, and as far as I can remember, each of the families receives ten to fifteen bags of food,” exclaimed Javier. This food drive is significant because, as a community, we need to help each other out and bring as many donations as possible, even if it’s just two or three. If every student only brings a few, it would help tremendously. Cans are going to be collected from advisories on Thursday, November 21st. Make this Thanksgiving a happy Thanksgiving!

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    Rebecca DayNov 20, 2019 at 3:39 pm

    I’m so glad to see BHS is still doing the canned food drive. It was a huge part of my BHS experience — so much so that it inspired me to start a food drive in my apartment building in New York City 11 years ago. The drive has spread to friends and family outside of my building; we’ve collected thousands of dollars for numerous trips to Costco for hungry New Yorkers over the years. Thanks, BHS, for giving me that foundation to help my community.

    Best of luck on this year’s canned food drive!