ACC Can Feed the Hungry food drive

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The Alvin Community C Can Feed the Hungry/Alvin ISD Shellie Garza Memorial Food Drive will begin on Nov. 1.

“The partnership between Alvin Community College and Alvin ISD allows thousands of students and community members to get involved by donating food and toys, volunteering to sort and sack food and participate in Breakfast with Santa,” said organizer and ACC recruiter Sammi Sanders.

Can Feed the Hungry provides food for families in need and donations are distributed at the annual Breakfast with Santa on Dec. 3.

The college is also working with the annual Toys for Tots toy drive by hosting several drop off locations on campus.

The Can Feed the Hungry program works in partnership with Alvin ISD. Alvin ISD campuses also will be collecting food donations throughout November. A record amount of 10 tons of food were distributed to families in 2015, going to more than 400 families.

“Last year 428 Families were nominated to receive food and approximately 3,900 toys were sacked by Toys for Tots,” Sanders said.

Volunteers will help sort and sack the food at the ACC gym from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Dec. 2. Breakfast with Santa and the food distribution will be from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Dec.3 at the ACC Student Center, 3110 Mustang Road. Food and toys will also will be distributed at the Manvel High School, 19601 Highway 6.

Volunteers are needed for the event to either sort food or distribute food to the families.

“When the food is delivered to ACC it is piled high on pallets. We have half a day to sort the food and re-sack it to ensure that each family receives a little of everything,” Sanders said. “We always need volunteers to help with this process.”

Those interested in nominating a family to receive food can contact their local school counselor.

For more information or to make a donation or if a business would like for a donation box to be put in their location, contact Sanders at 281-756-3542.