- Last Updated on Sunday, 29 October 2023 22:54
The Pleasant Hills Middle School’s annual Thanksgiving Food Drive is now underway. The food drive has been a tradition for more than 20 years for PHMS students, staff and the community and helps provide food for those in need in the local communities.
The PHMS Food Drive is expanding to all West Jefferson Hills schools. Collection bins will be placed in the front entryway at all five district schools and the public can leave food items weekdays from 8:00AM – 3:00PM through November 14.
Approximately 9,500 lbs. of food was collected and donated during last year’s highly-successful PHMS Thanksgiving Food Drive. According to the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank and Feeding America, more than 235,000 people are facing food insecurity in Southwestern Pennsylvania.
The middle school serving the West Jefferson Hills School District community, PHMS students will be able to attend a Pancake Breakfast on Nov. 6-8 by bringing at least two cans of food to school on the day of their grade’s breakfast (7:30AM - 8:00AM).
Community members are asked to donate only non-perishable food packaged in cans, boxes or plastic jars (no glass items) as well as paper products and toiletries. Cash donations also are accepted.
All items and donations collected during the PHMS Thanksgiving Food Drive will be delivered by PHMS students and staff to the food bank at the Olivet United Presbyterian Church in West Elizabeth on Wednesday, Nov. 15. Pleasant Hills Middle School teachers Bob Kerr and Mike McCabe are the co-organizers of the PHMS Food Drive.