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Annual Camelback Halloween food drive fills bags for others


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  • Craig Pletenik/Phoenix Union High School District

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Camelback High School Marketing students are conducting their annual Halloween Food Drive in the neighborhoods surrounding the school in an effort to stock the school’s food bank.

On Tuesday, 55 students delivered 5,000 bags to homes, and they will pick them up tonight, Halloween. One hundred students will have dinner from 4:30-5:30 and hit the streets for pick up from 5:30-9:00 p.m.

Annual Camelback Halloween food drive fills bags for others CamelbackHighSchoolFoodDriveHPThe collection last year garnered $15,000 in food and other supplies, and filled the food bank, where it was able to serve over 70 families a week.  This is the 23rd year of the drive, which is organized by marketing teacher Julia Bourdo.

“I took the students to an empty food bank, but Halloween night the food bank will be full.  The generosity of our community year after year has been such a blessing,” Bourdo said.

Said one neighbor when she saw the information on a neighborhood website:  “Several folks replied with a “thanks” and “I’ll fill my bag”.  Good job to all of you.  I love what you are teaching these students – doing projects for others.  We can never be too young to learn the importance of doing something good for others.  My bag is filled.”

WHEN:            Friday, October 31, Halloween Night, 5:30-9 p.m.

WHERE:        Camelback High School, 4612 N. 28th Street

WHO:              Camelback marketing students, marketing teacher Julia Bourdo

CONTACT:     Craig Pletenik, PUHSD Community Relations, (602) 764-1530, Julia Bourdo, Camelback Marketing teacher  (602) 764-7091