L. J. Hauser Jr. High
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Riverside, IL 60546
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Hauser Canned Food Drive kicks off Friday! See how your family can help now.

Posted Mar 13 2018 | Category: News

This information was originally posted on March 13, 2018. Please note that the article refers to events from a previous school year.

The 48th Annual Canned Food Drive will officially kick-off this Friday, March 16th!  As you might know by now, we have made a change to this year’s drive and wanted to let you know how you can help now.   All the details from Friday’s kick-off assembly will be shared with you as well on Friday.

This year the Hauser PTO is partnering with Outreach, Inc., an international 501(c) 3 non-profit, to co-host a Feed Our Community Day.”  This event will take place during the middle of the Canned Food Drive on Saturday, April 14th at Hauser Jr. High School.

On this special day in April, you are invited to join with family, friends, and neighbors to help pack tens of thousands of nutritious “Meals of Hope” for hungry children and families. The meals packed, along with the cans we collect, will be delivered in late April to the Riverside Township Food Pantry, the Salvation Army Red Shield Center Food Pantry in Englewood, and local residents in need.

From now until April 27th, we will be gathering monetary donations (non-perishable food collection begins March 16th). With the money we collect, we will purchase cans of food, as well as prepare meals for hungry children, seniors and families. It only costs $.25 to prepare a meal.  Any tax deductible donations collected will help us meet our goal of packing 50,000 meals and collecting 35,000 cans.

How can you help now? Think of all the people or companies you know that might like to donate to Help Hauser Fight Hunger this year. Please send or bring the attached letter to them with a personal note encouraging them to send along a can/non-perishable item and/or monetary donation.  A one dollar donation purchases four meals or two cans of food.  Every single dollar helps us reach our goal.

Hauser PTO and the Hauser staff are very excited to add the “Feed Our Community Day” to our annual food drive.  We hope this addition will show a community at work, collecting cans and packing meals all to fight hunger – what an incredible lesson for our kids!

Thanks so much your help in making this year’s drive successful.  If you have any questions, please contact us at hauserpto@gmail.com.