The first M-A canned food drive was started by Coach Ben Parks in 1999 with a goal of collecting 5,000 cans of food.
Seventy Menlo-Atherton students gathered Saturday, Dec.7, at the Ecumenical Hunger Program, at 2311 Pulgas Ave. in East Palo Alto, to distribute food to families in need. Each family was given two frozen chickens, bags of potatoes, apples, tangerines, onions, fresh produce, frozen vegetables, and 30 cans of food.
Food and money raised in the annual drive is distributed through the school's partners, Second Harvest Food Bank and Ecumenical Hunger Program. Menlo-Atherton Activities Director Jonathon Senigaglia worked with students on the drive.