Okeechobee County Schools this year participated in collecting canned food for Food for Families. All of
the food donated will remain in Okeechobee County to serve the needs of our community. The total
amount of food collected was 9,780 pounds of food and 243 pounds of water.
Okeechobee Freshman Campus – 1569 pounds + 243 pounds of water
Yearling Middle School - 177 pounds
Osceola Middle School – 1718 pounds
Okeechobee Achievement Academy – 50 pounds
Central Elementary School – 1471 pounds
Everglades Elementary School – 1778 pounds
North Elementary School – 622 pounds
Seminole Elementary School – 1210 pounds
South Elementary School – 1, 185 pounds
Okeechobee High School did not participate in the Food for Family Drive because every week they
collect food and serve 30 elementary school students with food for the weekend in their Backpack
program sponsored by the National Honor Society.
A special thanks to Donna Whittaker and Joey Hubbard (shown in the picture) for collecting all of the
food to Raulerson Hospital. A special thanks to Raulerson Hospital for serving as a collection point.