William T. Dwyer High students sponsor drive for county food bank

  • Sy O'Neill
  • Palm Beach Post Staff Writer
12:00 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017 Local
Students in the Early Childhood Teacher Education Academy at William T. Dwyer High collected 291 non-perishable food items for the Palm Beach County Food Bank.


Students and families can drop off their leftover Halloween candy at the school, where it will be used to build gingerbread houses at the Gingerbread Family Night on Dec. 13.

Families are invited to walk on the newly resurfaced Nature Area path at 7:15 a.m. Fridays when school is in session.

Try-Day Friday for students is Nov. 10 and begins with a healthy breakfast in the cafeteria along with the usual Friday Dance Party.

Students are collecting canned goods and other nonperishable food items as part of the Food for Families drive. Call 561-803-7200 for more information.


The Safety Patrols are hosting a Spaghetti Dinner 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday to raise money for their trip to Washington, D.C. On the menu will be spaghetti, meatballs, salad and bread. Desserts will be available for purchase. A silent auction also is planned.

The school has scheduled tour dates at 9 a.m. Friday and Dec. 1, Jan. 12, Feb. 2, March 2, April 6 and May 4. Call 561-366-6501 to schedule an appointment.


The school and church, along with Temple Judea of Palm Beach Gardens, will bring together more than 500 people to pack 100,000 meals for undernourished children in Haiti. The fourth annual Food Packing for Haiti takes place 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at the school and church, 3395 Burns Road, Palm Beach Gardens. Register to participate at www.foodpackingforhaiti.org. Donations for the Caribbean region also will be accepted on the day of the event to aid those affected by the recent hurricanes. Items needed include clothing, shoes, adult and infant diapers, tarps, kerosene stoves, and gas-operated chain saws. Donations by check should be made payable to St. Mark’s Episcopal Church with a notation of “Haiti and Caribbean Relief” on the memo line.