Monthly Archives: November 2017

2017 Thanksgiving Food Drive

Category : School Events

Castro Valley Outreach – 2017 Thanksgiving Food Drive

Castro Valley Outreach’s Thanksgiving Food Drive, which served 125 families from our community last year, will again collect non-perishable items for families in need this year. Each grade level is requested to bring any of the following non-perishable and unexpired items to school from Monday, November 6th to Friday, November 17th.


Stuffing (box or bag)

Gravy (canned)

Canned cranberries

Canned tomatoes

Dinner napkins

1st Grade

Cornbread mix

Canned potatoes

Canned green beans


Holiday cookies

2nd Grade

Dried pasta

Scalloped potatoes

Canned corn

Canned fruit


3rd Grade

Boxed Dessert Mixes

Canned mixed vegetables

Canned soups

Fruit juice

4th Grade


Canned yams


Sparkling cider

Dry beans

5th Grade

Canned meat/tuna

Baked beans

Canned peas

Canned olives

Aluminum roasting pans

*Please check expiration dates as expired food cannot be accepted!

The balance of the menu is perishable and will be purchased by our Castro Valley Outreach volunteers. To create a well-rounded holiday meal for our families, we also need gift cards in any denomination from Safeway, Lucky or Trader Joe’s. Please leave gift cards in the Office for safe keeping.

Anyone wishing to write a check to “Castro Valley Outreach” can also leave the check in the Office.  Cash donations are tax deductible and you will receive a thank you letter.  What a great way to show our children what we all have to be thankful for. Reach out and help others. Give what is right not what is left!

Volunteer Opportunities for Parents and Children
  • Friday November 10 – Friday, November 17, Lunch Recess: Food sorting by parents and Kids Care Club, in MPR
  • Friday, November 17 12:00pm: Parent volunteers NEEDED with trucks, minivans or SUVs to deliver collection to the Mormon Church (Seven Hills & Almond). Contact Nina Wallkvist.
  • Friday, November 17: Parent volunteers needed to receive boxes at the Mormon Church. Sign up at
  • Monday & Tuesday, November 20 & 21, Time: To be announced. Sort, box and distribute baskets at the Mormon Church. Sign up at

Happy Holidays and Thanks for Your Generous Support!

Questions? Contact Nina Wallkvist at or at 510-761-3838