Greenwich High School Aims High for Annual Thanksgiving Food Drive 2020

To help those less fortunate in our community, the GHS Roots & Shoots Club, GHS Neighbor to Neighbor Club, and GHS Assistant Deans, have set a goal to raise $10,000 to provide Thanksgiving meals to over 100 families in our Greenwich community.

Olivia Leppla, Alani Yu, Amalie Harpoth and Augustus Wnek. Nov 25, 2019 Photo: Leslie Yager

Through the school’s continued partnership with the Greenwich Social Services Holiday Aide program, this year’s 10th annual Thanksgiving Food Drive will be a virtual event and will run from October 30 through November 15.

Please consider making a monetary donation by clicking this link to our MYSCHOOLBUCKS online fundraising site.

If you are looking to make a monetary donation that is not online and would like a letter of contribution, please make checks available to the “Greenwich High School” and in the memo line, please write “Thanksgiving Fundraiser.”

Checks can be delivered to Ms. Foster in Student Activities. Student Activities can also accept credit cards for donations.

Please note: Non-perishable items CANNOT be accepted at GHS this year due to COVID-19 restrictions. Looking to donate items?

Any physical food donations can be dropped off directly at our local Neighbor to Neighbor Food Pantry at 248 E. Putnam Ave. For more information, visit their website about weekly pick drop off events:

  • Tuesday 9am-11am (drive thru) located across the street from St. Catherine of Siena Parish on Riverside Ave – Hosted by the St. Catherine of Siena and St. Agnes Parish – Social Justice Committee
  • Thursday 10am-12pm (drive thru) located in the parking lot of St. Paul’s Church in Riverside Please consider donating healthy foods that are low-sodium and high in protein. Expired foods cannot be accepted.

❏ mashed potatoes
❏ yams/sweet potatoes
❏ stuffing
❏ cranberry sauce
❏ gravy
❏ tomato sauce
❏ pasta
❏ canned pumpkin
❏ canned fruits and vegetables
❏ cornbread or other bread mixes
❏ peanut butter and other nuts/nut butters
❏ dried beans, lentils, tuna, or other healthy proteins
❏ baby food
❏ boxed desserts and snack items such as protein bars
❏ breakfast items such as oatmeal and whole-grain cereals

Want to help? If you or anyone you know who would like to help with this incredible endeavor please contact GHS Roots & Shoots Club Advisor Kathleen Mendez at [email protected] or Karen Foster in GHS Student Activities at [email protected]

Nicholas O’Brien and Isaac Leder moved the Thanksgiving meal baskets from the student center to the loading dock. Nov 25, 2019 Photo: Leslie Yager
Students organized baskets with Thanksgiving fixings in the GHS student center. Nov 25, 2019 Photo: Leslie Yager
Students organized baskets with Thanksgiving fixings in the GHS student center. Nov 25, 2019 Photo: Leslie Yager