Community Service

Sullivan Food Pantry Food Drive

December 2-13, 2019

What is the CMS Food Drive?

Our annual Sullivan Food Drive for the Sullivan Food Pantry which distributes items to those in need in Chittenango brings the whole school community together for an amazing cause. The Student Council organizes and advertises the food drive. The whole student body makes donations. The Chain Reaction Club designs bags donated by the CTA in which to pack all the donations, and Student Council packs these donations in the bags so that they can be delivered to the Sullivan Food Pantry by the maintenance staff. It's a school wide effort!

Food Drive Challenge

Every year at CMS, we strive to collect more items for the food drive than previous years. Our 2018 food drive was the most productive yet with over 6,933 items donated. Our goal is to reach 7,000 donated items by December 13, 2019.

What's needed?

The Sullivan Food Pantry has requested items that include: anything that won't break, canned fruit, vegetables, soup, and meat. Non-food items requested include toothpaste, combs, small gifts that a child or preteen would like, school supplies for school age children, and gift cards to Tops.

Where can I drop off my donation?

Bring your donation to your social studies teacher.

What's the Food Drive Assembly?

This year on Friday, December 20, 2019, during 9th period, the Student Council will host it's annual school wide food drive assembly to celebrate the school's support of this important cause.

Throughout the food drive, students will participate in a competition to see which grades bring in the most donations. The odd grades (5th and 7th) will be paired with our administrative intern/assistant principal, Mrs. Samsel, and even grades (6th and 8th) will be paired with our principal Mr. Merola. The principal and some of the teachers associated with the grades with the fewest number of donations will participate in a “Fear Factor” challenge during the assembly. These challenges include being “pied” in the face, eating a chocolate-covered cricket, or touching a "creepy" animal.