Turkey Trot & Food Drive

Foothill students are hosting a food drive and Turkey Trot to collect non-perishable food items to donate to local food banks this holiday season.
Leadership students are hosting a third-period class competition to collect non-perishable food items Nov. 10-20. The class that collects the most items will win a doughnut party.
In the Alameda County, one in three children is at risk of going hungry, and one in five residents turns to local food banks. Foothill's goal is to collect 2,000 food items for local food banks.
Foothill's ever-popular Turkey Trot is now a venerable tradition, returning to campus this year on Friday, Nov. 20 after school at the football stadium.

All you need is a team of four enthusiastic students, teachers, staff or parents to take part in the Turkey Trot. Gather up at least 16 cans of food to donate and show up at the Foothill track (at the football stadium) after school on Friday, Nov. 20.

Each team member will run one full lap around the track. That's all it takes. However, the three fastest teams will be rewarded with prizes. If you're not fast, don't worry. The three teams that donate the most cans also will win prizes.

Here's how to sign up:
  • Get together a team of up to four people -- students, faculty, friends, family
  • Click here to complete a participation form
  • Show up after school with a minimum of 4 nonperishable food items per person or 16 per team
This super fun community service project is hosted by the National Honor Society. If you have any questions, drop them a note at foothillnhs0@gmail.com.
Food drive items will be donated to Open Heart Kitchen, while Turkey Trot items will be donated to Feed My Sheep Food Pantry in Oakland.

Students: Check with your teachers to see if participation in the Turkey Trot will count as community service time and how much time you can claim as community service.