A video posted by Alex Aquarius of the empty shelves prior to Hurricane Harvey on Aug 30, 2017
A San Diego Teenager is collecting canned foods for Hurricane Harvey victims in Houston
15-year-old Faith Campbell, a San Diego East County teen from Francis Parker School, is working to collect as many canned items between now and Sunday (9/24) at 6pm to help everyone, including animals, that were affected by Hurricane Harvey. It's called 'Operation Restock the Shelves.'
It all started when a friend of her mother posted pics of the empty food shelves in Houston on her Facebook page. That's when she got inspired to start helping Harvey victims.
Together, she and her school organized several locations around San Diego County where the public can drop off canned goods and water, that will be transported to the Houston Food Bank.
They even got the support of other San Diego schools: Santana, West Hills High School, Boulder Oaks, Alpine, Creekside, Murray Manor Elementary, Idea Center, Steele Canyon, Joan Macqueen Middle School, and Mountain View Learning Center. On top of that, other local San Diego organizations have also joined the effort to help get the word out.
"I want San Diegans to show we care so that the people of Houston know they are not alone." says Campbell.
“I’m trying to fill a tractor-trailer that holds 40,000 lbs and I don’t want to let it go to Houston half-full,”
You may drop off your donation(s) at:
- Petsmart (Mission Valley, El Cajon, and Santee)
- Ranas Mexico City Cuisine in Spring Valley
- Momentos Cafe in Grossmont Center
- Valley Farm Markets in Spring Valley
Anyone wishing to make large food donations may bring them to Feeding San Diego at 9455 Waples street, # 135, San Diego, on Friday or this Saturday between 8am and 3:30pm. All donations dropped off there should be labeled Operation Restock the Shelves to ensure delivery to the Houston Food Bank.