Vandegrift High School and ZumaOffice.com Team Up For 7th Annual Holiday Food Drive.
We are excited to announce the launch of the 7th Annual ZumaOffice.com and Vandegrift High School Holiday Food Drive benefiting the Central Texas Food Bank which kicks off today. Sponsored by the VHS Boys Basketball Team, VHS Key Club and Four Points Middle School, the food drive has raised an astounding 12,000 pounds of food for hungry Central Texas during the holiday season.
VHS Boys Basketball Coach Cliff Ellis anticipates another banner year for the food drive with his players and families taking an active part in raising donations. “It’s hard to believe this is the 7th year for the VHS and Zuma food drive,” commented Coach Ellis. “What started out as an idea to get involved in the community by asking for canned goods from fans attending a basketball game has morphed into a big event for both VHS and Four Points Middle School students.”
The first couple of years the food drive generated several packed donation boxes for the Food Bank, and by year 3 students were donating up to 10 – 12 full pallet loads of food that required 18 wheel freight trucks to haul off the contributions.
“The Central Texas Food Bank really appreciates this food drive because in comes at a time when they really need the donations for the holidays. Zuma employees set up the boxes, print and hang the posters announcing the event, and collect all the donations at the end for pick-up,” says Greg Pierce, President of ZumaOffice.com. “Our whole company loves helping out because VHS and FPMS families are so generous with their giving. We all feel this truly makes a difference.”
The food drive runs between Tuesday November 27 through noon on Wednesday December 19th. Donation boxes are at the Front Office at VHS, and located in three classrooms at FPMS for anyone who’d like to get involved and drop off a donation. Do Good Work with Zuma, VHS, FPMS and the Central Texas Food Bank this holiday season!