Howell Public Schools food drive supports Gleaners in a big way

The generosity of the Howell Public Schools community is evident in the results of this year’s district-wide food drive. The food drive is organized by Howell High School’s leadership classes and benefits Gleaners Community Food Bank.

This year, the holiday food drive collected more than 20,000 pounds of donated goods and more than $9,000 in monetary donations. With Kroger currently matching all donations to  Gleaners Community Food Bank, the monetary donation was doubled, resulting in more than $18,000 to help fight food insecurity in Livingston County.

“Each year, our philanthropic activities grow bigger and bigger thanks to the generosity of our families and community. Our leadership classes set this year’s goal at 20,000 pounds of food, and we are so excited that we exceeded that goal. We are so proud of our leadership students and their hard work in planning this successful event,” said Gabby DiNatale-Park, one of Howell High School’s leadership teachers. “According to Feeding America, more than 16,000 people in Livingston County face food insecurity, so the need in our community is real. Our donations will stay in Livingston County and support families right in our community.”

Gleaners Community Food Bank provides those in need with access to sufficient nutritious food and resources. The organization operates five distribution centers across Southeast Michigan.

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