Donate Non-Perishable Food Items for RUSD Families in Need Now - Dec. 12!


Dear Students and Parents,

As we enter this holiday season, compassion for others and acts of goodwill enhance our community of caring.  For more than 45 years, Rowland Unified School District has worked together with our community groups in a Holiday Basket Program providing all of the necessary ingredients for preparations of special meals for families in need. Donating to the Holiday Basket Program is an opportunity to share with others less fortunate in our community.             

The Walnut Valley Rotary Club and other community volunteers are conducting this Holiday Basket Program, with the assistance of Rowland Unified School District Employees; Rowland and Nogales High Schools Interact Clubs; and the Rowland, Nogales, and Santana High Schools ASBs. Our goal is to distribute baskets to 200 families in need within the District attendance area.  We are again asking for your support in these efforts through donations of canned and packaged non-perishable foods.

Please send your donations to school with your child starting on Monday, November 26, and continuing through Wednesday, December 12.  All donations collected will be distributed to those in need.


·     Canned Chicken, Turkey, Tuna, Salmon or     SPAM

·         Peanut Butter, Jam or Jelly

·         Canned Soups, Stews or Chili

·         Granola Bars or Cereal Bars

·         Canned Fruits, Vegetables or Juices

·         Cereals or Oatmeal

·         Powdered Milk, Canned Milk, Baby Food

·         Sugar or Flour, Cake/Cookie Mixes

·         Boxed Pasta, Rice or Noodle Meals (i.e. Rice-A-Roni, Hamburger Helper)

·         Condiments (Mayonnaise, Mustard, Ketchup, Salad Dressings), Seasonings or Spices


  • Expired food items.
  • Dented cans or damaged/opened packages.
  • Items in glass jars—with the exception of baby food.
  • Perishable items.

Thank you for your generosity and support.  Your help and cooperation are genuinely appreciated.


Julie Mitchell, Ed.D.

Superintendent of Schools