Annual Food Drive Underway

The Reeds Spring School District is collecting food for families in need. Donations will be accepted at all district buildings until Friday, December 15. The food will be distributed on Wednesday, December 20.
 
The district aims to help families that make too much money to get assistance elsewhere but struggle to provide food and Christmas presents. School counselors determine which families are eligible. Last year, the district served 114 families. Each family typically receives about 200 pounds of food. Some of it is perishable, like milk and eggs. The rest is non-perishable, like canned goods.

Each building in the Reeds Spring School District encourages students to contribute. Staff members also help by donating one dollar each day they wear jeans to school. High School students sort and bag the food before it is distributed.
 
Here are items being collected by each building:
 
PRIMARY SCHOOL 
 
OATMEAL
CEREAL
CANNED FRUIT
INSTANT POTATOES
MAC & CHEESE
STUFFING
 
ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
 
PEANUT BUTTER
SOUP/STEW
BEANS (BAKED OR PORK)
HAMBURGER HELPER
PASTA
PASTA SAUCE
 
INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL
 
STUFFING
PEANUT BUTTER CRACKERS
CHEESE CRACKERS
SOUP/STEW
PEANUT BUTTER
RICE
 
MIDDLE SCHOOL
 
PASTA
PASTA SAUCE
CANNED RAVIOLI
OATMEAL
CEREAL
CANNED GREEN BEANS
CANNED CORN
CANNED PEAS
 
HIGH SCHOOL
 
PASTA
PASTA SAUCE
CANNED RAVIOLI
OATMEAL
CEREAL
PEANUT BUTTER
FRUIT JUICE
CANNED VEGGIES
STEW
RICE
BAKED BEANS
STUFFING
CANNED FRUIT
CANNED MEAT/MEALS
HAMBURGER HELPER
INSTANT POTATOES
MAC & CHEESE
 
GIBSON TECH
  
PASTA
PASTA SAUCE
CANNED RAVIOLI
OATMEAL
CEREAL
PEANUT BUTTER
FRUIT JUICE
CANNED VEGGIES
STEW
RICE
BAKED BEANS
STUFFING
CANNED FRUIT
CANNED MEAT/MEALS
HAMBURGER HELPER
INSTANT POTATOES
MAC & CHEESE