Ten years ago, one of our students, Dawson Pickett, started a food drive for the local USO. At that time, Montessori Tides School agreed to participate in that worthy cause. During the following 10 years, Dawson was able to collect enough food supplies to feed over 1,000 families. Dawson is now a freshman at the University of Florida. In her absence, Zackary and Zoey Hatton have agreed to pick up this wonderful cause and continue Dawson’s work.
As in years past, we will be collecting Publix Grocery Gift Cards at the school and then delivering them to the USO in time for the holiday’s. Once we have collected the cards, our Elementary Upper Class will take a field trip to Publix with Zack and Zoey and will purchase the food we donate. It is a wonderful learning experience for the students as they learn about putting a meal together, budgets, the value of coupons, generic versus name brand, buy one get one, etc. We then take a trip to the USO and officially donate our purchases.
If you would like to participate in the food drive, simply drop off your Publix Gift Cards to the office by Thursday, December 8th.
The students will be shopping on December 8th.