QCUSD Students and Staff Collect Food and Gifts for Families in Need

QCUSD Students and Staff Collect Food and Gifts for Families in Need

The holidays are officially here! For many people in our community that means festive feasts, but for some families holiday meals are hard to come by. To ensure everyone has food on the table this holiday season, canned food donation boxes have been set up at different school sites in the Queen Creek Unified School District.

Queen Creek High School and TOYBOX Preschool students collected more than 6500 items. Students in Mr. Chicci’s Chemistry class alone collected 1700 cans. Home Depot was so impressed by the amount of items collected that the company donated $50 worth of boxes to transport all the canned goods from QCHS to the Family Resource Center (FRC). Staff and volunteers at the QCUSD FRC, with the help of the Kiwanis Club of Queen Creek, used the donations to make holiday food baskets for families in need.

The Student Council and Parent Teacher Association at Queen Creek Elementary also organized a holiday food drive. Student leaders assigned each grade a food item to collect. One QCE student in particular saw this as an opportunity to get her church involved. 5th grader Annie Johnson and her mom went around the community collecting cans from families at her church. In just one night, Annie and her mom collected enough donations to fill an entire truck bed.

At Desert Mountain Elementary, students and staff are spreading cheer with an Angel Tree. The tree, located in the DME front office, is decorated with wish list items for school families who need a little extra help this holiday season. Thank you to all who have donated so far. Other QCUSD school sites will be hosting donation drives in December.

About Queen Creek Unified School District:

Our boundary area includes the Town of Queen Creek and extends north of Williams Gateway to Warner Road and east of Eastmark to Meridian Road. The district encompasses 46 square miles.

Our goal, as a district, is to provide a quality education with the belief that all children can learn. We are proud of the comprehensive pre-k through 12th grade academic programs we offer to meet the needs for all of our students. We have quality programs in regular education, gifted, special education, and early childhood, as well as career and technical, and alternative high school services.

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