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Virtual Canned Food Drive

Welcome to Sand Creek's 2016 Virtual Canned Food Drive!

It will run from December 1st-December 15th

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We are so excited to host this year's Canned Food Drive, but this year we are running things a little differently. Did you know only 1% of the food distributed to the hungry actually comes from the canned goods at a community food drive? While they still accept non-perishable food and essentials, food drives can actually be more cumbersome, costly and time consuming for all involved. We are partnering with Food Bank of the Rockies who is able to procure food at wholesale or lower costs, to set up a virtual E-Food Drive and we hope you’ll consider some fun, new ways to give back this Canned Food seaon!

Check out the pros and cons below of an E-Food drive vs. the traditional canned food drive-

*With a monetary donation in an E-Food Drive food comes in directly by the truckload from grocers, manufacturers, wholesalers, farmers and ranchers.

  • Most if it is ready to distribute and requires less handling. 
  • We can also distribute fresh produce and perishable frozen and refrigerated foods. 
  • 96 cents of every dollar we receive goes to the food distribution program. 
  • $1= 4 meals and $20 can fill an entire barrel full of food!

*With a traditional canned food drive every item must be inspected, sorted, cleaned if needed and re-boxed for distribution.

  • Sometimes jars break and cans get dangerously dented, so some food ends up getting thrown away.
  • Some donated items are too old or unsafe to distribute.
  • Sometimes our barrels are mistaken for trash cans and we have to make sure any trash is discarded and items that come in contact with it are cleaned or thrown away.

*This year, instead of bringing in cannned food items to the classroom, we are asking for the students to consider a monetary donation that Food Bank of the Rockies will then use to provide meals to the less fortuante! You can donate right to the website by giving an amount and typing your child's name and homeroom teacher in the name section (ex. Sarah-TenBarge)

*We can still track each classes progress and distribute prizes and recognition for those who donate!

*Please consider donating this canned food season and have a wonderful holiday!

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