• Harvest Drive logo

    The mission of the Harvest Drive, Inc. is to promote the concept of philanthropy to Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) students by providing the opportunity for them to give back directly to their community in a basic and meaningful way. Students working in conjunction with community partners provide food and other necessities including gently used clothing and household items to Broward County schools’ families in need during the Thanksgiving holiday and throughout the year. The Harvest Drive strives to educate students on the issue of hunger in our community and empower them to take leadership roles in lessening hunger’s devastating impact.

    “Children Helping Children” remains the theme of the Harvest Drive after 25 years. The children throughout Broward County Schools continue to be the focal point of our activities and most students will be assisting in our efforts. Harvest Drive has 14 distribution sites and all Broward County public schools are invited to participate. Each school has their own method of raising awareness and collecting the non-perishable food from the current need’s list.

    Harvest Drive’s Year-round Goal:
    Harvest Drive will be a resource for needy families in crisis for assistance with food and other necessities. Families are referred by Broward County school social workers and social service agencies. Harvest Drive has developed a Helping Hands Food Box Program for the Broward

     

  • The Thanksgiving Harvest Drive in action

    The Thanksgiving Harvest Drive is a yearlong project that culminates in a charitable event that takes place in the majority of the Broward County Public Schools every November. Students, businesses, churches, and temples conduct drives and supply the Harvest Drive with the non-perishable food, which is then distributed to the families. Community businesses, corporations, civic organizations, Parent Teacher Associations, volunteer organizations, and individual donors have generously sponsored the Harvest Drive by providing money to purchase all perishable foods and gift cards. Various High School clubs collect large quantities of food obtained at neighborhood Publix and Walmart stores during Harvest Days throughout the county.
    Preparation for the actual distribution day takes place at each host school. This is an effort that entails the participation and coordination of hundreds of students, school personnel, and many community volunteers. All items collected are dropped off at the respective distribution school sites. Volunteers sort, inventory, and label all donations. The non-perishable food items are packed in six to ten overflowing grocery bags per family.

  • Harvest Drive's Needs List

    Non-perishable Items needed (Average for a family of 5):

     

     2 –Peanut Butter

    6 –Canned Tuna or Meat

    8 -Canned Assorted Veggies

    2 –Jelly in Plastic Container

    2 –Large Juice

    1 –Large Laundry Detergent

    2 -Cereal

    4 –Macaroni and Cheese

    1 –Dish Soap

    1 -Oatmeal

    3 –Pounds Rice

    1 –Shampoo

    1 –Pancake Mix

    4 -Pounds Pasta

    1 –Conditioner

    1 –Pancake Syrup

    3 –Spaghetti Sauce (no glass)

    2 –Soap/Body Wash

    3 -Stuffing

    2 -Pack of Cookies

    1 -Deodorant

    3 –Canned Gravy

    5 –Canned Fruit

    1 –Large Toothpaste

    4 –Canned Cranberries

    4 –Canned Beans

    1 –Box of Aluminum Foil

    4 –Canned Sweet Potatoes

    8 –Canned Soup

    1 –Package of Napkins

     

    No Glass Containers Please!


    The Harvest Drive is a non profit 501(c)3.
    If you would like to donate to our organization,
    or for more information on volunteering opportunities
    visit www.harvestdriveflorida.com

  • Volunteer Schedule for Western High's 2018 Harvest boutique

    Volunteer Schedule for Western High School’s 2018 Harvest Boutique

    (1200 S.W. 136th Ave., Davie, FL)

    2018 Western High Boutique – in Auditorium

    The Harvest Boutique will be working side by side our Harvest Drive at Western High School. Below are the dates we can use the help of adults & mature students in the Auditorium to sort and organize all the donations we have already received*, as well as assist as personal shoppers and so much more!

      • Nov. 14th, Wednesday from 10:30 am-5:00 pm
      • Nov. 15th, Thursday from 10:30 am-8:00 pm
      • Nov. 16th, Friday from 9:30 am-9:00 pm
      • Nov. 17th, Saturday from 9:30 am-5:00 pm
      • Nov. 19th, Monday from 9:00am-9:00pm (3pm-9pm: family shopping /Adult volunteers only)
      • Nov. 20th, Tuesday from 9:00 am-2:00 pm (clean-up, tear down racks & move shelves back to Portables)


    *Please note that due to space, time, and woman/manpower constraints that we are unable to accept any unsorted or unlabeled donations at the auditorium during Boutique set-up.


    If you have been collecting donations for the boutique and would like to drop them off when you come to volunteer, kindly have them organized in a way that you will be able to place them in specific sections of the boutique which is appropriate for your items.


    With your assistance, we can make our 26th year of Harvest Drive Fabulous!

    [PLEASE DON’T BRING ANYTHING OF VALUE AS THERE IS NO SECURE AREA TO STORE SUCH. It is suggested that you use a fanny pack or small cross body purse for your personal necessities when you come to volunteer.]

  • Western High School 2018 Mini GYM Volunteer Schedule

    WESTERN HIGH SCHOOL
    2018 HARVEST DRIVE
    MINI GYM VOLUNTEER SCHEDULE


    FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 16TH
    3 PM - 10 PM
    COMMUNITY DROP OFF
    VOLUNTEERS NEEDED (ALL AGES) RECEIVE, SEPARATE, AND ORGANIZE
    NON-PERISHABLE FOOD DONATIONS
    WORK HARVEST CAFÉ TO FEED VOLUNTEERS
    WESTERN MINI GYM


    MONDAY, NOVEMBER 19TH
    8 AM - 10 PM
    VOLUNTEERS NEEDED TO ORGANIZE DONATIONS
    TEAM UP AND SHOP TO FILL GROCERY BAGS FOR HARVEST DRIVE FAMILIES
    Students from schools other than Western High,
    Please arrive after 4:30 pm Monday
    WORK HARVEST CAFÉ TO FEED VOLUNTEERS
    WESTERN MINI GYM


    TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 20th
    FAMILY PICK UP 7 AM - 4 PM
    ORGANIZE & BAG PERISHABLES,
    PUT GROCERIES BAGS IN FAMILY VEHICLES
    WORK HARVEST CAFÉ TO FEED VOLUNTEERS 7 AM - 2 PM
    WESTERN MINI GYM


    WE WELCOME AND APPRECIATE THE TIME VOLUNTEERS CAN GIVE TO OUR
    ORGANIZATION. PLEASE REMEMBER TO SIGN IN YOUR GROUP AT MINI GYM DESK.
    PLEASE HAVE AN ADULT TO SUPERVISE CHILDREN THRU MIDDLE SCHOOL AGE.
    WE HAVE OFFICERS ON DUTY BUT WANT TO TAKE ALL STEPS
    TO ASSURE YOUR CHILDREN’S SAFETY.


    FOR QUESTIONS OR TO SCHEDULE A GROUP TO VOLUNTEER,
    PLEASE CONTACT Amy at afreund@bellsouth.net


    NOTE: Adult volunteers only for Harvest Café and Tuesday's distribution line to recipient families.