Behind the scenes of the food drive


The food drive is here again, and students are eager to donate.

Tara Shahrvini, Staff Writer

With the holidays just around the corner, Carlmont has once again organized its annual food drive, and students are eager to help out.

This year, the food collected will be given to the families of students in need, and the extra cans will be donated to the Second Harvest Food Bank. Nov. 25 is the last day to donate.

Human relations supervisor and senior Bita Shahrvini said, “The food drive is an event that students can either make or break. ASB just organizes the pickup and collection. It is mostly up to the students to donate, and we do our very best to motivate and excite them.”

The three classes that collect the most cans will win a pizza party. That has proved to be a large encouragement for teachers to get involved too.

Freshman Celeste Hsu said, “I am really excited to participate in the food drive because my fourth period teacher was really enthusiastic about having us help out fellow students. I think there is a big difference compared with the food drives at middle schools. Carlmont students are really pumped up for events like these and genuinely enjoy donating.”

This year’s food drive is expected to be one of the most successful yet.

Sophomore Sydney Cho said, “ASB did a great job publicizing the drive. I really liked the creative posters and putting small flyers on the lockers was a cool idea. They keep improving advertisments for events and it definitely helps because people know what to do and how they can help.”

No matter how students celebrate the holidays, giving back to the community is always an option.