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Announcements: SCCPSS Students And Staff Help Families In Need

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SCCPSS Students And Staff Help Families In Need 

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In a first ever collaborative effort between SCCPSS Campus Police and school social workers within the Division of Student Affairs - students and staff at schools across the District have collected hundreds of cans of food and dried goods to help families in need this Thanksgiving.
SCCPSS Food Drive
 
  Dr. Quentina Miller-Fields of SCCPSS Student Affairs says, “What we’re trying to do is make sure our families have food during the holidays.  If we can feed our families during the holidays, our students will come to school. We just try to meet every need of our families where we can."
 
SCCPSS Food Drive

 

Lieutenant Robert Fort of SCCPSS Campus Police explains, “We set up boxes at the schools and just said hey – fill it up you know for the Thanksgiving giveaway to needy families – and we did it at each one of the schools.”  School social workers helped resource officers to identify five families they felt could really use the help.  The bins were only in the schools for a week and a half - but students and staff responded in a big way - providing far more than was needed to feed the five families. 

 

SCCPSS Food Drive

 Some of the additional food items will be used to supplement the  "Backpack Buddies" program which sends food home with hundreds of SCCPSS students each week. 

School Resource Officer Lisa Darby says, “This is our first time doing this.  I’ve been here for 18 years and we’ve never done anything like this.  This is the first time campus police ever did something big like this.” She says with this kind of success, it's something they plan to continue, "It seems like it's going to be something really big every year and that’s a good thing because we have a lot of families that are in need of food so this is really great.”

SCCPSS Food Drive

Food was still arriving at Campus Police Headquarters Monday afternoon.  Organizers hope to distribute it to the families in need on Tuesday.  Word of one school family losing their home to a fire over the weekend resulted in a box of the collected food being delivered to the Red Cross to hand over to that family.  Dr. Miller-Fields says, “I’m just so overwhelmed at the things that we’ve received today.  People have reached in their pockets – gave out of their hearts to those in need and we really, really appreciate the outpouring of love and support to help families in need.”

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2/1/2025 
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Created at 11/23/2015 12:18 PM  by Sheila Blanco 
Last modified at 11/23/2015 12:18 PM  by Sheila Blanco