[BHS Etree] ADMIN: Annual Holiday Meal for Homeless Info - Dec. 14 (Sat.)

BHS etree bhs at lists.lmi.net
Mon Nov 4 17:58:00 PST 2013

PLEASE do not reply to this email, contact John Villavicencio 
johnvillavicencio at berkeley.net <mailto:johnvillavicencio at berkeley.net>

Dear Parents and BHS Community Members,

The annual Holiday Meal will take place on Saturday, December 14. This
special event features over 300 BHS students serving a warming meal,
offering clothing, books, shoes, toys, blankets and providing
entertainment for some 300-500 homeless or low-income people and
families in the Berkeley community. Our goal this year is to collect
15,000 pounds worth of canned food.

We are seeking fresh food or monetary donations to help us put on this
special event. Beginning Nov. 12, we will have bins placed around campus
for collections of canned goods or warm coats and socks.

What we are most in need of is pre-cooked hams or turkeys, potato or
yam-based dishes, green salads or vegetable dishes, and canned/packaged
foods such as tuna, soups or pastas.

Monetary donations are also a huge help will help us buy basics such as
butter, sugar, flour, foil and other food to round out our meal. They
will also help us cover decorations and entertainment to make this not
only a belly filling but heartwarming experience for those that attend.

Fresh food donations can be delivered between 4:30pm-7pm on Friday, 
13 or 8am-12pm of Saturday, December 14 to the main doors of the school
at Milvia and Allston. Please indicate what time you would like deliver
your donation. Monetary donations are accepted as cash in the Leadership 
Office (make sure it
gets to Mr. Villavicencio) or as checks written to "BHS Student
Activities" with "Holiday Meal" in the memo line. These donations are
tax deductible and a letter of receipt with the school tax ID number
will be given upon request. They can be mailed to:

Berkeley High School
ATTN: John Villavicencio
1980 Allston Way
Berkeley, CA 94704
One of the great aspects of the Holiday Meal is that so many students
get involved through donating food or volunteering at the event.
Parent, staff or student volunteers must be able to commit to the
entirety of one or more of the following shifts on
either Friday evening or for one of the two shifts on Saturday.
Currently, we are mainly looking for parents who would be interested
in being line cooks. We typically have a head chef who will help us plan
the menu for the event. As a line chef, you will help students prepare
the desserts, the soup, the veggie dishes, salad or another part of the
meal service. We probably could use 4 cooks for Friday evening and 4
cooks for Saturday morning.

More volunteer information will be posted as we get closer to the date 
of the event.
Do feel free to contact the Director of Student Activities, John 
at johnvillavicencio at berkeley.net 
<mailto:johnvillavicencio at berkeley.net>, or fax him at 510.644.8990.


John Villavicencio
Director of Student Activities
Berkeley High School
(510) 644 - 8990
johnvillavicencio at berkeley.net <mailto:johnvillavicencio at berkeley.net>


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