For an ninth consecutive year, SIL Student Government is organizing a Food and Fund Drive with Second Harvest Food Bank. The Second Harvest Food Bank provides food to roughly 250,000 people per month, primarily the elderly and families with children. However, anyone who reaches out for help is offered assistance. The Second Harvest Food Bank is an amazing organization and ranks among the highest, according to Charity Navigator, a non-profit agency, which details the transparency of a non-profit organization's ability to convert donations into aid.
The Food and Fund drive represents an excellent opportunity to give back and I encourage you all to give what you can, and to inspire your students to do the same. Our goal is to raise 450 pounds of food and $500 in online contributions. Barrels will be collected on Friday, December 16, 2016 and tOnline contributions will be available through the end of the year.
If you would like to view or contribute towards our online contributions, please visit: https://www.shfb.org/page.aspx?pid=1024&FFDDrive=16%20FD%20Holiday&FFDOrg=277557
For more information about the Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo County, please visit: https://www.shfb.org/mission.
On a per capita basis, School for Independent Learners has raised as much food as our neighboring High Schools, and in 2014, we were held in the same regard, as corporations, such as LinkedIn and Apple. In 2016, we received a Gold Award, ranking with companies such as, Visa and UPS. Below is a link to the award recipients for food and funds raised in 2015, where you can find the School for Independent Learners in the Gold category.