Boxes of food and bags of toys lined the gyms of Manvel High School and Alvin Community College awaiting distribution to families.

AISD and ACC annual Food Drive serves over 400 families in need

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Boxes of food and bags of toys lined the gyms of Manvel High School and Alvin Community College awaiting distribution to families.

Boxes of food and bags of toys lined the gyms of Manvel High School and Alvin Community College awaiting distribution to families.

The Alvin ISD and Alvin Community College Annual Food Drive began in October on every campus by collecting non-perishable food items to distribute to families in need. The partnership between the two entities allows children and families of both AISD and ACC to receive help with food during the holiday season. A second partnership is made through Toys for Tots of Brazoria County to ensure that the children nominated receive a toy for Christmas.

This year, 443 families were nominated in both Alvin ISD and ACC which served over 1,200 children and over 1,000 adults. The families attended Breakfast with Santa on Dec. 2 at either Alvin Community College or Manvel High School based on their proximity to each location. The children at both locations were able to eat breakfast and enjoy fun holiday themed activities while their parents picked up the boxes of food and toys for them to enjoy. Santa was at both locations so the children were able to share their Christmas wish with him and snap a keepsake photo.

Between both locations, the food drive served breakfast to over 2,000 people.

“Being able to work hand in hand with the countless volunteers who truly make this event successful is one of my favorite parts of the project,” Scot Bryant, Community and Staff Ambassador for Alvin ISD stated.

Alvin ISD would like to say thank you to the many individuals across the district that donated their time and food and/or toys to help make this year’s drive a success for families.

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