Camelback DECA Club Conducts its Annual Halloween Food Drive

Posted by Community Relations on 11/5/2014

The Camelback DECA club conducted its annual Halloween Food Drive in the neighborhoods surrounding the school. On October 28, 55 students delivered 5000 bags to homes, and picked them up on Halloween night. The collection last year garnered $15,000 in food and other supplies, and stocked the school’s 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.

One neighbor saw the Halloween Food Drive information on a Nextdoor website and wanted to respond. 

“Several folks replied with a "thanks" and "I'll fill my bag". Good job to all of you.
Julia, 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.”