We reached our goal to package 50,000 servings of food for our Galveston County hungry neighbors in need! Thank you for your help!! This was a great opportunity to be of service to your community, meet new people, and have some fun! See you again on May 2nd, 2020!
Together – with our outstanding Community Partners, Ball High School faculty and students, the team from First Lutheran Church who sponsored the FeedGalveston initiative, our in-kind Community Partners and everyone in the community who took the time to “Share Your Holidays” so generously with those in need – we collected 27,000 pounds (and still counting!) of nourishing, non-perishable food items, plus received over $2,000 in monetary contributions during our 38th Annual ABC13 “Share Your Holidays” Food Drive, held Friday, December 7th at Ball High School. This was our best year EVER!
Special thanks to BHS Key Club Coordinator, Tanner Rasco, for organizing the students and to all the faculty and staff who helped First Lutheran set up everything in the BHS library. This was a terrific location and everyone really enjoyed working together in this venue. The FeedGalveston volunteers and students packaged over 50,000 meals and were all finished by 12.30 that afternoon!
Again, thank you… to all who participated to make this year’s “Share Your Holidays” so successful! See you next year!
– Mike Dudas, GISD/BHS “Share Your Holidays” Coordinator.
With over 180 volunteers we packaged 50,000 meals in under 3 hours time! The Galveston County Food Bank arrived and transported all the packaged meals to their facility in Texas City for immediate distribution!
Our Memorial Day goal of packaging 50,000 meals to help the Galveston County Food Bank was met in a little over 3 hours – thanks to all our volunteers!
See the informative video below about how the packaging system works! Thank You!
Thanks to all the FANTASTIC volunteers, we packaged 50,000 meals for our Galveston County neighbors in need at the Lyceum of Galveston in a little over 3 hours! Another great packaging event! 150 volunteers from First Lutheran and Galveston County knocked it out of the park last Saturday. Also, thanks to the Galveston County Food Bank for their ongoing support. We look forward to seeing you all again at our next event.
Watch and SHARE our video below!
Over 51,000 meals (7,675 lbs.) were generated from the Feed Galveston project on Friday, December 8, 2017 at Ball High School for this year’s “Share Your Holidays Food Drive” for the Galveston County Food Bank!
This is so, so exciting what – together!!! – has been accomplished this year! How generous everyone has been to help those in need in Galveston County! AND what is SO IMPORTANT to share with each of your staffs and employees…. that even with so many of us impacted by “Harvey”…. we still topped our totals from last year! and 2016 had been our best year to date… until THIS YEAR!
Cynthia Cisneros, Cynthia Cisneros ABC-13 Community Vice-President was very impressed with our incredible production!
“A total of 24,061 lbs of food items were collected and sent to the Galveston County Food Bank. 7,675 lbs. were generated from the Feed Galveston project in the lower gym and 16,386 lbs. of non-perishable items were collected and turned in from the community in front of the school last Friday.”
“All total, the Food Bank calculates our efforts providing at 20,051 meals. Last year, 15,532 lbs of food items were collected totaling 18,641 meals.”
“A number of classrooms participated in a contest sponsored by the Key Club. Winners included: First place, Coach Haney’s class; Second place, Dr. Duncan’s class and Third place, Mr. Merritte’s class. Other GISD schools participating in the Food Drive included: Austin Middle, Crenshaw, Morgan and Oppe. High totals: Morgan Elementary donated 4,111 food items; Austin donated 1,349 food items and Crenshaw donated 801 food items.
Thank you to all for making 2017 a record breaking year!”
Michael D. Dudas
Media Arts Coach
Ball High Schoo
On behalf of K-TOR The Tornado‘s Mike Dudas, the Ball High School faculty, students and administration, the cheering of the Ball High Cheerleaders… THANK YOU… for your enthusiasm, commitment and support of this vital project…YOU are the reason we’re able to continue to make a positive difference and a positive impact in our community!
Happy Holidays… And we look forward to accomplishing even more next year!