At Greenwich High School, the Annual Thanksgiving Food Drive and Penny Wars are Under Way

Thanksgiving food drive

Thanksgiving food drive

The 7th Annual Greenwich High School Thanksgiving Food Drive and Penny Wars fundraiser House competition is on!

The event kicked off on Monday and runs through Friday Nov 17th at 3:15pm.

To help those less fortunate, the GHS Roots & Shoots Club has set a goal to collect food donations and raise enough money to provide full Thanksgiving meal baskets to nearly 150 families in the Greenwich community.

All left-over items will be donated to the Neighbor to Neighbor food pantry.

Money raised from the Penny Wars fundraiser competition will help pay for fresh turkeys, butter, fruits, and vegetables.

Delivery Day Information: Meal basket deliveries will be made after school on Monday, November 20 (meeting at the South Loading Dock at 3:30 pm, subject to change).

Parents affiliated with the school (along with teachers and former teachers) who would like to volunteer to drive or help on delivery day, please fill out this form (click here) or contact Kathy Mendez (kathleen_mendez@greenwich.k12.ct.us), the Roots & Shoots Club Advisor.

Penny Wars Fundraiser: Collection bins/jugs for Penny Wars will be located in each House office during the school day and in the middle of the Student Center during each lunch block from 11/6-11/17

How “Penny Wars” Works:

  • Pennies go each house’s jar (positive points).
  • Silver coins and dollars go in OTHER house jugs (negative points).
  • CHECKS do not count in the total tally in Penny Wars jugs… But it is possible to make a donation via check to the “GHS Roots & Shoots Club” (see below for more information).

Food Donations: Below is a list of needed food items. Collection bins will be located outside each house office. Donors in the community are also welcome to drop off food items at the school.

  • mashed potatoes
  • yams/sweet potatoes
  • stuffing
  • cranberry sauce
  • canned pumpkin
  • pasta
  • tomato sauce
  • canned fruits
  • canned vegetables
  • cornbread or other bread mixes
  • peanut butter
  • beans, tuna, or other proteins
  • baby food
  • boxed desserts, breakfast items
  • snack items (such as cereal bars)

Checks/Monetary Donations:

Checks for donations are to be made payable to “GHS Roots & Shoots Club” and delivered Kathy Mendez in Cantor House or Karen Foster in Student Activities.

Want to help?

To help with this incredible endeavor, please contact Kathy Mendez in Cantor House (kathleen_mendez@greenwich.k12.ct.us).

GHS students will receive Community Service hours for helping.

Students can also help during the school day wrapping and decorating the 150 delivery boxes, counting/sorting/inventory after school 11/6-11/17, or packing delivery boxes on Monday, Nov. 20.