At the recent “Make Hunger History” Second Harvest Food Bank Awards, Menlo-Atherton High School received two awards. One was the Blue Diamond Award based on direct food donations and financial contributions. Only two other schools won this prestigeous award. It was received alongside companies such as Apple, Hewlett-Packard, and Google, among others. The school also won the Community Champion Award, which is awarded to non-corporate groups with the highest point totals.
M-A has won both of these awards every year since joining forces with Second Harvest Food Bank four years ago. Noted an article in M-A BearNotes: “We would like to thank the PTA for all of your support with a very special thank you going out to our co-chairs, Julie Brody and Jill Smith. It was pure joy to work with them. We appreciate the time they contributed, making connections with our grocery stores, organizing a donation of specially made boxes and the wonderful support that they provided. The Leadership class and Kelly Todd are instrumental in the success of this endeavor every year. Thanks to their organizational skills and hard work, M-A makes a difference in the community.”