County Public Schools Student Services Department

Harvest Drive

Harvest Drive is a non-profit organization that provides food and assists families through the Broward County Public Schools. The big drive is at Thanksgiving time and Broward County Schools have participated since 1992.

Each year, the goal is to feed a minimum of  2000 needy families throughout the county with a week’s worth of groceries and a full Thanksgiving dinner.

Families are referred from those participating schools through their School Social Worker.

Meals and groceries are distributed at:

Harvest Drive poster 2013

Cocount Creek High
Cypress Bay High
Fort Lauderdale High
Glades Middle
McArthur High
Hollywood Hills High
New Renaissance Middle
Piper High
Plantation High
Pompano Beach High
South Broward High      
Stranahan High
Western High
Westglades Middle

Last year – approximately 180 schools in the District participated by running food drives and/or fundraising to buy the perishable foods and/or gift cards for the families.

Our goal is to have as many schools and their students as possible in Broward County actively participating in our “CHILDREN HELPING CHILDREN” community program, celebrating and assisting the Harvest Drive.  We want your students to actively learn how to give back to their community.  The support of the school principals is crucial in the success of the program.

The Business Curriculum department has created a Harvest Drive curriculum and it has been offered to the business teachers at all middle and high schools in the District.


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