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!
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.
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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!
Our FeedGalveston packaging event that was postponed by Hurricane Harvey as been rescheduled for January 20th.
We will be packaging over 50,000 servings of food for our neighbors in need!
Also in the planning stage is a holiday packaging event with the students at Ball High. More details to follow in the coming months, but please mark your calendar for January 20th.
The Rotary Club of Galveston’s Galveston Rotary Foundation recently presented a check for $2,500 to organizers of the FeedGalveston project. Accepting on behalf of FeedGalveston was Rev. Richard Rhoades (center), Rotarian and Pastor, First Lutheran Church – event sponsor. Presenting the check were (from left) Rotarians and Foundation Board members Mike Guarino and Sally Byrum. Club President, Kristen Carlson (far right) also participated in the presentation at a recent Rotary Club of Galveston luncheon meeting. This contribution will be used to purchase high-quality, nourishing food products for packaging at Ball High School, December 8, in conjunction with the upcoming 37th annual ABC13 “Share Your Holidays” Food Drive. BHS students will join together to package up to 50,000 non-perishable nutritious meals that will be ready for recipients to prepare. All contributions will be made to the Galveston County Food Bank to help those in need throughout Galveston County. (Courtesy photo – Robyn Bushong/Rotary Club of Galveston)