John Weldon Toy and Food Drive Starts Dec. 11

Posted on 11/17/2017
Food and Toy Drive graphic with truck and presents

It’s time for our annual John Weldon Elementary Food and Toy Drive! All food collected will go to our local Operation Food Search organization as well as to our John Weldon Bear Necessities program. Toys collected will go to any John Weldon family that is in need of extra assistance this year. The remaining toys will be donated to our local Our Ladies Inn. Here are the details of the upcoming event:

Collection Dates:

Monday, Dec. 11 through Friday, Dec.15

What To Bring:

Food Drive
: (Most Wanted Food Drive Items)

Light Tuna and Chicken (canned and pouches/packed in water)
Dried Pasta and Pasta Sauce
Canned Soup
Canned Vegetables
Canned Fruit (in natural juices)
Low or No Sugar Instant Oatmeal
Pancake Mix (just add water mix) and Syrup
Cake Mix, Frosting, Brownie Mix 
Breakfast Cereals (Cherrios and Honey Nut Cheerios preferred)
Canned Chili and Stews
Canned Diced Tomatoes, Tomato Paste, and Canned Beans
Canned Ravioli and Beefaroni
Nutragrain Bars, Ritz Crackers, and Snack Crackers
Individual Serving Sizes of: Fruit Cups, Applesauce, Cheez Its, and Raisins
Easy Mac
Can Openers, Gallon and Quart Size bags
Toothbrushes, Toothpaste and Deodorant 

Gift Drive

New items for infants through teen would be appreciated. Please don’t forget our teens! Gift cards to area stores where clothes or toys can be purchased would also be helpful. 

How To Get Donated Items To School

Student Delivered: You may send your child to school with the donated items. We will collect the items each morning. Please tell your child to check in with their classroom teacher first. They then will be dismissed from class to donate the items to our elves in the atrium. 

Parent Delivered
: If you prefer you may bring in the donated items during the collection week. If you are delivering while our elves are in the atrium from 9:00 to 9:30 you may simply drop the items off to an elf. If you are delivering items after that time frame, then please deliver the items to our office staff. 

If you have any questions about the food and toy drive please contact Erin Meyer (or phone at 636-851-5415).


If you are in need of a little help to provide gifts to your children, your John Weldon family would like to help! Please contact Erin Meyer (or phone at 636-851-5415).  This request will be handled confidentially between you and Erin Meyer. Please list each child in your home, their age, gender, and a general suggestion for a gift idea of what they may like. Mrs. Meyer will collect the item that fits that description from our toy drive.

Pick up time
Pick up of the toys will be Friday, Dec. 15, from 4:30-5:30 PM in our school Learning Commons. If you are unable to make this pick up time, please contact Erin Meyer before Dec.15 and other arrangements will be made. 



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