L. J. Hauser Jr. High
65 Woodside Road
Riverside, IL 60546
(708) 447-3896

April 2015 First Friday Feature – Canned Food Drive

Posted Apr 10 2015 | Category: Food Drive, Friday Feature

This information was originally posted on April 10, 2015. Please note that the article refers to events from a previous school year.

1st fridayThis month’s First Friday Feature focuses on a longstanding Hauser tradition that’s been 43 years in the making – our annual canned food drive, benefitting the Salvation Army.

Hauser has earned a tremendous reputation for generosity over the last 43 years, serving as the number one collector of food in Illinois.  Our school community has collected and donated over 1,600,000 non-perishable items to the food pantry to date, with over 70,000 food items donated last year!

The Salvation Army’s Red Shield food pantry located in Chicago’s Englewood neighborhood is the recipient of our collection, and Hauser’s efforts sustain hundreds of families for six months.

The Salvation Army is counting on Hauser to fill the shelves again this year.  They will be dropping PODS in the Hauser parking lot for us to fill.  Please help Hauser “Pack the PODS” to capacity!

Food collection will take place on the following dates and times:

  • Friday, April 10th from 7:15am-8:45am
  • Monday – Friday, April 13-17th from 7:15am-8:45am
  • Saturday, April 18th from 9am- noon
  • Two drop off locations. Tables located by front entrance on school days (small quantities) and PODs located behind Hauser.  Please use band drop off lane.

This year, the three grades will compete to bring in the most donations, with a celebration for the winning grade in early May.  We thank you, the families of Riverside, North Riverside, Brookfield and Lyons in advance for your continued support of one of Hauser’s oldest traditions.

If you prefer to make a monetary donation, you can either send a check or cash to the Hauser office (checks made payable to Hauser PTO) or click on the link below and use cheddar to make a payment with a credit card or PayPal account.

Have a great Friday.

Suggested Non Perishable Items

  1. Canned meats
  2. Canned fruits
  3. Canned vegetables
  4. Canned soups/cup of soups
  5. Dried beans/lentils
  6. Pasta
  7. Pasta sauce
  8. Peanut Butter and Jelly
  9. Boxed Rice/Noodles
  10. Boxed Meals