Canned Food Drive

The longest running service-related Hoban tradition is the annual canned food drive. It aligns with an option for the poor, one of Hoban's Holy Cross core values.

November 7-18, 2022

Goal: The overall goal is to bring in 12,000 cans which is 3,000 cans per grade level and about 15 cans per student. 

How will cans be counted?

Bring your cans to your first class of the day. Teachers will count cans and/or money ($1=2 cans) and submit the totals. 
Please note: If you are late or absent, your cans will not be added to the overall total for that day.


Key Food Items:

Students and Holy Cross Educators are highly encouraged to bring in the following items for the Canned Food Drive:
Boxes of short noodle pasta, Jars/Cans of pasta sauce (plastic NOT glass), Canned meat items (tuna, chicken, spam), Hearty soup cans, Boxes of crackers, Cereal, Mac and Cheese (No single serve easy mac containers please), Thanksgiving Food Items (boxed potatoes, stuffing mix, canned turkey, canned gravy, canned vegetables, corn bread mix, etc), Canned Fruit and Vegetables, Jars of Peanut Butter, Cash Donations ($1=2 cans)

Incentives:
Grade Level Winner - Because we will be collecting cans on both blue and gold days, there will not be a class period winner. All cans collected will go towards the grade level totals. The grade level that brings in the most cans overall will win a prize (to be announced!). 
Stay tuned for some pop-up incentives over the next two weeks as well!
 

WEEK 2

This week our focus is on bringing in items that are in high demand at the organizations where we donate. 

Reminders:

  • Please check food items before you bring them in. Make sure they are not dented or expired. Organizations are not able to hand out expired food to the individuals and families that they serve. 

  • For items in jars, plastic jars are preferred! Glass jars break easily and are harder to transport.

  • Except for on incentive days, 1 CAN = 1 CAN. How to count the specific items brought in on incentive days is described for each incentive day below. 

Monday, Nov. 14: Mac and Cheese Monday

  • 1 box of mac and cheese = 1 can 

  • Every student in the first period class that brings in the most boxes of mac and cheese will receive a coupon for a mushy cookie. 

Tuesday, Nov. 15: Pasta and Sauce Tuesday 

  • Bring in a box of pasta and a jar of pasta sauce and it will count as 5 cans!

  • Every pasta box and jar of sauce combination that you bring in will count as 5 cans. 

  • Plastic jars of sauce are preferred. 

Wednesday, Nov. 16: Soup and Canned Meat Wednesday 

  • Bring in cans of soup and canned meat! 

  • Soup and canned meat suggestions: tomato soup, chunky soups, chicken noodle soup, canned tuna and canned chicken. 

  • Each item brought in today = 1 can

  • Students who bring in 5 cans of meat or soup can dress down today. 

  • Dress Down Guidelines: 

    • Sweatpants or jeans: Pants must be in good condition and not have rips, holes, or frays. Shorts and skirts must pass the fingertip test. Yoga pants and leggings are not permitted. Any bottoms can be worn as long as they follow these guidelines. 

    • Hoban sweatshirts and tshirts can be worn. Shirts must have sleeves. 

Thursday, Nov. 17: Cereal Thursday

  • Bring in your favorite boxes of cereal to donate! 

  • 1 box of cereal = 5 cans

  • Every student in the first period class that brings in the most boxes of cereal will receive a coupon for a mushy cookie. 

Friday, Nov. 18: Can Mr. Lucey Friday

  • It’s the final day of the Canned Food Drive! Let’s make a push to bring in as many items as we can to donate to those in need!

  • Today is Can Mr. Lucey Friday - Bring in as many cans and stack them in his office so he can’t leave to hand out infractions!

  • Students who bring in 10 cans can participate in a dress down day.

  • Dress Down Guidelines:

    • Sweatpants or jeans: Pants must be in good condition and not have rips, holes, or frays. Shorts and skirts must pass the fingertip test. Yoga pants and leggings are not permitted. Any bottoms can be worn as long as they follow these guidelines. 

    • Hoban sweatshirts and tshirts can be worn. Shirts must have sleeves.

    • For Friday: Crocs and Ugg slippers can be worn.