The Golden Grove Elementary School Student Council held its annual canned food drive from Nov. 3 to 20 to help both sister school Gladeview Elementary School in Belle Glade and local needy families through the Palm Beach County’s Sheriff’s Office Thanksgiving Annual Food Drive.
When it comes to helping others, the Gator students and their families are always generous.
This year, one school family got their employer, Tony Castano of Act Management, to donate a truckload of food for the food drive. The school was able to donate 1,219 food items to Gladeview and 1,197 food items to the PBSO as a result of the generosity.
“Encouraging students to think of others is a valuable lesson,” Assistant Principal Philp Preddy said.
Golden Grove feels it is important for students to be able to see that they can help people outside their immediate family and school community.
“Our students have great hearts,” said Stephanie Field, fourth grade teacher and student council sponsor. “We told them there are families without enough to eat, and they answered the challenge.”
ABOVE: PBSO officers and Golden Grove Student Council members with some of the collected food.