Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Pt. Loma Navy JROTC sails past food drive goal

Pt. Loma Navy JROTC food drive
Pt. Loma High's Naval JROTC sailed past the other dozen programs, taking the annual holiday food drive Community Service Streamer.
The San Diego Unified School District JROTC Food Drive is an annual community service project to support our city in collecting food during the holiday season. Given the economic struggles by many in San Diego, JROTC cadets set a goal of surpassing last year’s collection of 17,960 lbs.

Each year, special recognition is given to the school which donates the largest amount and this year’s Community Service streamer will be presented to Pt. Loma High School. In second place was Scripps Ranch High and San Diego High placed third.

Together with friends, families, school faculty and students, the 13 JROTC units collected an amazing 22,995lbs. Donations of canned and dried goods went to various local charities, churches and food banks to be distributed to families just before the holidays.

In the past four years, JROTC cadets have contributed over 51,000lbs of food to our community.  We thank all cadets for their donations to this worthy event.