Great High School Food Drive under way - November 30, 2010

Record Number: 6929
Displayed from: Nov 30, 2010 , until: Dec 13, 2010

Four Fort Wayne Community Schools high schools are currently participating in the Great High School Food Drive to benefit Miss Virginia's Mission House and St. Mary's Christmas Food Box Program. Through Monday, Dec. 13, New Tech Academy and North Side, Snider and South Side high schools will serve as drop-off sites for non-perishable food items. Organizers anticipate at least 2,000 families will benefit from this year's food drive. Miss Virginia's Mission House, 1312 Hanna St., feeds 740 families each week and will celebrate its 60th year of service in 2011. St. Mary's Christmas Food Box Program fills the void created when many food pantries close between Christmas and New Year's. Each year, the program serves up to 1,300 families. Food items may be dropped off at any of the four high school locations from 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m. through Dec. 13.

With nearly 30,000 students, Fort Wayne Community Schools is one of the largest school districts in Indiana. FWCS proudly allows families to choose any of its 50 schools through its successful school-choice program creating diversity in each school, including some with more than 75 languages spoken. FWCS offers seven magnet schools focusing on areas such as science and math, communication, fine arts or Montessori at the elementary and middle school level. In high school, students can choose from the prestigious International Baccalaureate program, Project Lead the Way or New Tech Academy as well as other rigorous academic and specialty training programs.