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Mount Diablo High School Healthy Food Drive

We're raising food to prepare healthy meals for our school programs
Buy healthy food to donate and it will be delivered for you!

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Cindy Gershen, Culinary Arts instructor at Mt. Diablo High School, believes that “if you change the food, you change the future.  Strong science-based nutrition must be essential and central elements of the educational model for all schools and grade levels.”  One of the ways to do this is to prepare and serve healthy food to the student body - to provide access to food otherwise in short supply for them.

Nearly 80% of Mt. Diablo High School’s 1372 students are socio-economically disadvantaged.  The School is located in Contra Costa County. Childhood obesity continues to be a growing problem in Contra Costa and the majority of counties in the state. The number of school-age children who are overweight or obese in Contra Costa rose by 3.5 percentage points to an alarming overall 33.85 percent between 2005 and 2010, according to the statewide study by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research and the California Center for Public Health Advocacy (CCPHA).

Cindy’s program both teaches students how to prepare healthy meals and provide healthy meals to the student body - over 3500 meals a year.

This Real Food Drive is designed to raise a year’s worth of food for Cindy’s program.  The drive has been organized in partnership with the Institute for Responsible Nutrition, the Wellness City Challenge and in connection with the 10 Day Real Food Challenge, a program developed by IRN.

It’s easy to participate, select the Donate button.  Pick out and purchase the healthy food items you would like to donate.  The food will be delivered for you to Mt Diablo High School.  You’ll receive a tax receipt via email for your donation.  

Thanks for your support!

*See the article in the San Francisco Chronicle

971

Raised

28

Donors

1000

Goal

lbs

closed

Contributions

A generous contributor donated: 3 Large Mixed Produce Box - 15+ lbs
What a great idea!

 
Apr 03, 2016

laura Routh donated: 1 Olive Oil One 17 oz bottle
Such wonderful program in a time of fast lanes and fast foods!

 
Mar 01, 2016

Mark Burton donated: 1 Large Mixed Produce Box - 15+ lbs, 1 Mixed Fruit Box - 10+ lbs, 1 Sweet Potatoes, one 10 lb. bag

 
Jan 03, 2016

A generous contributor donated: 2 Large Mixed Produce Box - 15+ lbs

 
Jan 01, 2016

Alfred Arroyos donated: 2 Vegetable Box - 10+ lbs, 1 Apples, one 5 lb. bag, 1 Olive Oil One 17 oz bottle

 
Dec 21, 2015

Tony Adessa donated: 1 Mixed Fruit Box - 10+ lbs, 1 Vegetable Box - 10+ lbs

 
Dec 14, 2015

A generous contributor donated: 1 Mixed Fruit Box - 10+ lbs, 1 Vegetable Box - 10+ lbs, 1 Onions, one 6 lb. bag, 1 Brown Rice, Six Pak 2 lb Bags, 1 Crushed Tomatoes #10 Cans - Case of 6, 1 Large Mixed Produce Box - 15+ lbs, 1 Apples, one 5 lb. bag, 1 Swee

 
Dec 08, 2015

kristen lum donated: 1 Olive Oil One 17 oz bottle, 1 Large Mixed Produce Box - 15+ lbs, 1 Broccoli, one 3 pak of heads, 1 Brown Rice, Six Pak 2 lb Bags
Thank you for your amazing dedication to improving nutrition and health!

 
Dec 07, 2015

Marcella Place donated: 5 Brown Rice, Six Pak 2 lb Bags

 
Dec 05, 2015

leslie rupley donated: 1 Vegetable Box - 10+ lbs

 
Dec 03, 2015

Sandra Anderson donated: 1 Mixed Fruit Box - 10+ lbs, 1 Vegetable Box - 10+ lbs
Hope that the drive is very successful. You are all doing great work.

 
Nov 29, 2015

Ben and BeckiLynn Morgenthau donated: 1 Mixed Fruit Box - 10+ lbs, 1 Vegetable Box - 10+ lbs, 1 Onions, one 6 lb. bag, 1 Apples, one 5 lb. bag, 1 Brown Rice, Six Pak 2 lb Bags
Thank you for organizing this fantastic program...Such important work!

 
Nov 23, 2015

Kerry Little donated: 2 Whole Wheat Pasta, 6 pak of 13.25 oz. boxes, 1 Large Mixed Produce Box - 15+ lbs

 
Nov 23, 2015

Sharon Mowat donated: 1 Mixed Fruit Box - 10+ lbs, 1 Vegetable Box - 10+ lbs, 1 Large Mixed Produce Box - 15+ lbs, 1 Crushed Tomatoes #10 Cans - Case of 6, 1 Salmon, one 6 pak of 14.75 oz. cans
Thank you for the opportunity! I love the program and what you are doing to help people eat healthy!

 
Nov 23, 2015

Lisa Travis donated: 2 Vegetable Box - 10+ lbs, 1 Onions, one 6 lb. bag, 1 Brown Rice, Six Pak 2 lb Bags, 2 Large Mixed Produce Box - 15+ lbs, 1 Sweet Potatoes, one 10 lb. bag
Hi Cindy! Thank you for the opportunity to support your students! I'm blessed to be able to help. Lisa

 
Nov 23, 2015

Carol Altwarg donated: 1 Large Mixed Produce Box - 15+ lbs
What a wonderful way to help!!! Awesome Cindy!

 
Nov 23, 2015

Lisa Wenger donated: 1 Large Mixed Produce Box - 15+ lbs, 1 Onions, one 6 lb. bag, 1 Crushed Tomatoes #10 Cans - Case of 6, 1 Tuna Fish, one 12 pak of 5 oz. cans

 
Nov 20, 2015

alison negrin donated: 1 Brown Rice, Six Pak 2 lb Bags, 1 Large Mixed Produce Box - 15+ lbs, 1 Onions, one 6 lb. bag

 
Nov 20, 2015

Ari Lauer donated: 1 Vegetable Box - 10+ lbs, 1 Mixed Fruit Box - 10+ lbs, 1 Onions, one 6 lb. bag, 1 Apples, one 5 lb. bag, 1 Whole Wheat Pasta, 6 pak of 13.25 oz. boxes, 1 Brown Rice, Six Pak 2 lb Bags
Great program. So important for our community.

 
Nov 19, 2015

A generous contributor donated: 1 Vegetable Box - 10+ lbs

 
Nov 19, 2015

Marie Silva donated: 1 Sweet Potatoes, one 10 lb. bag, 1 Brown Rice, Six Pak 2 lb Bags, 1 Onions, one 6 lb. bag
Cindy this is awesome! I am a friend of Ty's. Wish I could do more!!

 
Nov 19, 2015

Molly De La Rosa donated: 1 Vegetable Box - 10+ lbs, 1 Mixed Fruit Box - 10+ lbs, 1 Onions, one 6 lb. bag, 1 Apples, one 5 lb. bag, 1 Sweet Potatoes, one 10 lb. bag, 1 Broccoli, one 3 pak of heads, 1 Whole Wheat Pasta, 6 pak of 13.25 oz. boxes, 1 Crushed
We are glad to know there is such a great program in our community. Thank you, Cindy! Best, Damian and Molly

 
Nov 19, 2015

Denise Koroslev donated: 1 Large Mixed Produce Box - 15+ lbs, 1 Tuna Fish, one 12 pak of 5 oz. cans, 1 Whole Wheat Pasta, 6 pak of 13.25 oz. boxes
Thank you for your contribution to the health of our youth

 
Nov 18, 2015

Tina King Neuhausel donated: 1 Sweet Potatoes, one 10 lb. bag, 1 Large Mixed Produce Box - 15+ lbs
Thank you for inspiring and teaching our kids to love real food!

 
Nov 18, 2015

Anne Baker donated: 1 Large Mixed Produce Box - 15+ lbs, 1 Mixed Fruit Box - 10+ lbs
Keep up the great work Cindy!

 
Nov 18, 2015

Anne Sevet donated: 1 Onions, one 6 lb. bag, 1 Apples, one 5 lb. bag

 
Nov 18, 2015

Brian Emanuele donated: 1 Vegetable Box - 10+ lbs, 1 Apples, one 5 lb. bag, 1 Peanut Butter, one 3 pak of 18 oz. jars, 1 Whole Wheat Pasta, 6 pak of 13.25 oz. boxes

 
Nov 18, 2015

Wolfram Alderson donated: 1 Large Mixed Produce Box - 15+ lbs, 1 Mixed Fruit Box - 10+ lbs, 1 Sweet Potatoes, one 10 lb. bag
Go Cindy Go!

 
Nov 12, 2015