ZumaOffice.com, Vandegrift High School and Four Points Middle School had another incredible Holiday Food Drive supporting the Central Texas Food Bank. The 7th Annual event, spearheaded by Zuma and the VHS Boys Basketball team, collected 2,109 lbs. of food which equals 1,758 meals for hungry Central Texans at a time when the food bank has an increased demand for food.
Since the food drive’s modest beginnings in 2012, over 13,902 pounds of food totaling 11,585 meals has been collected. What made this year’s food drive so successful was the enlistment of over 12 different VHS organizations to all get involved with the basketball team to raise awareness for the food drive and get students excited to help others.
“While all the organizations did an incredible job collecting donations, special thanks go out to the National Honor Society who exceeded all expectations by bringing in an amazing amount of food,” said VHS Basketball Coach Cliff Ellis who has been a driving force of the food drive since inception.
“Special thanks and recognition also goes to Kirsten Mulligan who really got the whole school involved in the holiday spirit of giving back, and got the visibility of what we are doing raised throughout the school.”
Kimina Jamison, Community Engagement Coordinator for the Central Texas Food Bank said their organization was again thrilled by the generous donations from VHS and FPMS again this year. “The Zuma and Vandegrift High School annual food drive continues to surprise the food bank with their incredible generosity each year. To raise 1,750 meals for needy families during this time of year goes so far in helping us with our mission to feed hungry Central Texans.”
“We are really proud and honored by the efforts everyone made in turning this holiday season into one of the most charitable we’ve seen to date,” said Greg Pierce, President of Zuma Office.