Brad’s middle school advisory’s service project is collecting food for the Francis Basket Food Shelf, a program operated by Neighborhood House.

Francis Basket Food Shelf is the only food shelf in Highland Park area and addresses a critical need in the community. It helps over 1,000 individuals each year. Together, the Neighborhood House food shelves distributed 860,311 pounds of food in 2013. Neighborhood House reports that one in five families with children are food insecure, meaning they lack consistent access to food for a well balanced diet. And one in ten Highland Park residents live at or below the poverty level.

food shelfOur middle school advisory has placed a blue collection barrel in the entry of the school for food donations. See their Food Shelf Wish List.

In addition, we will be collecting funds to deliver to Neighborhood House. If you are interested in donating money, please make a check payable to “Neighborhood House” and write “Food Shelf Donation” on the memo line. You may drop off checks in the front office. If you are interested in donating food, please bring non-perishable items and put them in the blue donation barrel located in the front lobby area.

We hope you will consider donating to the Francis Food Shelf. Together we can make a difference, change lives for the better, and give people a helping hand when they need it the most. Thank you for your support. We need your help with donations. We can’t do this alone. Donate today!

by Griffin (grade 5) and Brad Bradshaw, music teacher