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Holiday Food Drive Benefits SCOE Students and Families

North Area Community School Staff Organized Effort

Family holding pie

Thanks to supportive school staff and charitable local businesses, Thanksgiving came nearly a week early for dozens of students and their families from North Area Community School, a Sacramento County Office of Education (SCOE) program.

On November 21, nearly 60 North Area Community School students and their families received donated turkeys, traditional holiday side dishes and pies. School staff, led by Transition Specialist Vickie Foston-Odabashian, organized the holiday food drive.

The event was made possible thanks to school staff and the following:

  • Brookfields Restaurant
  • Costco
  • Davis Christian Assembly
  • Foods Co
  • Nation's Giant Hamburgers
  • Raley's
  • Sacramento County Probation Department
  • Safeway
  • Sam's Club
  • Target
  • Trader Joe's
  • Walmart

The North Area Community School provides students an opportunity to continue their education and experience significant positive personal change in their lives. Although community school programs focus on academic success, the development of positive interpersonal skills and positive social interactions with peers and adults are important components of the school's program.

Most of the students educated in the community schools have been referred by their local districts as a condition of meeting their re-admitance requirements following expulsion from school. A community school's smaller environment and dedicated instructional and support staff also allow each student to benefit from a more personal learning experience.

Family with bags of food