Arcadia Park ES Canned Food Drive

Benefitting the North Texas Food Bank (NTFB)

Make plans for the food drive - Save the dates!

Monday, Nov. 2nd, 8am to Thursday, Nov. 19th, 3pm

Arcadia Park ES

Students bring labelled healthy canned good donations to school each day for approximately 3 weeks.

Most Needed Items:

  • Soup, stew, chili (Low sodium)
  • Canned vegetables (Low sodium)
  • Beans (canned or dried)
  • Canned tuna or chicken
  • Fruit (Canned in juice or dried)
  • Peanut or almond butter
  • Reduced sugar pudding cups
  • 100% whole fruit rolls
  • Whole grain granola bars
  • Lightly salted trail mix
  • Brown rice

This is a preferred list but all donations will be accepted


About the NTFB...

The North Texas Food Bank (NTFB) is a top-ranked nonprofit relief organization, and the largest North Texas charity. Each day, the North Texas Food Bank provides access to 170,000 meals for hungry children, seniors and families through a network of more than 1,000 programs and 262 Partner Agencies. In fiscal year 2014, NTFB provided access to some 62 million meals. NTFB recently has announced a 10-year vision to eliminate the hunger gap in its 13-county service area. NTFB is a member of Feeding America, a national hunger relief organization.

Helping others in need builds good character in children...

Social Emotional Learning (SEL) is comprised of the skills we use to recognize and manage our own emotions and being able to recognize emotions in others. This concept arose out of research about emotional intelligence. Methods for improving SEL emphasize learning personal and social skills and setting personal goals. Positive aspects of SEL include being able to work well with others, identifying problems, being able to feel sympathy and empathy for others, help-seeking and help-giving behaviors and general ethical behavior. Benefits of SEL training can be seen in both educational and home settings.

Read more:

Social Emotional Learning (SEL). (n.d.). In's online glossary. Retrieved from: Emotional Learning (SEL)