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Current Community Service Drives and Events

Food Drive benefiting MDUSD HOPE Pantry: March 18-22, 2019

Please help us collect nonperishable Open and Eatfood items for the MDUSD HOPE Food Pantry.  

MDUSD Homeless Outreach Program for Education (HOPE) is a district-wide program serving legally homeless children and their families. HOPE offers assistance with transportation to/from school, meals, and assistance to obtain health care and needed services. The Food Pantry provides food to many families in need within our school district. 


Drop off your items in the collection bins in front of the school office  Monday March 18th thru Friday March 22nd. Items needed include:

  • Juice Boxes, Capri Suns                           
  • Bottled Water
  • Granola Bars
  • Raisins
  • Cookies
  • Breakfast Bars
  • Pop Tarts
  • Fruit Rollups or Fruit Snacks
  • Peanut Butter or Cheese Crackers
  • Jerky
  • Trail Mix
  • Nuts
  • Fruit or Pudding Cups
  • Cup-A-Noodles
  • Peanut Butter and Jelly
  • Instant Soups
  • Instant Mac & Cheese
  • Hot Chocolate Packet (just add water)
  • Instant Oatmeal Packet (just add water)
  • Tuna/Crackers (ready to eat containers)

Canned foods are also welcome, but as some families lack access to kitchens 

please focus on “Open and Eat” items.

We also need volunteers (adults and students) to assist in sorting donations before HOPE staff picks them up.  Watch for the Konstella announcement to sign-up to volunteer to sort donations.

Upcoming Community Service Drives and Events

Darcie Jones Book Drive: May 13-17, 2019
This community service drive was named after Darcie Jones, a Walnut Acres parent who started a book drive in the Spring of 1994 to benefit the summer reading program at Meadow Homes Elementary School in Concord. After she died of cancer on December 31, 1996, the PFC renamed the book drive “The Darcie Jones Book Drive” and planted a tree outside the 3rd grade wing in honor of all that she had contributed to Walnut Acres Elementary School. 

Please help us continue this tradition of collecting new and gently used books to benefit the Meadow Homes Elementary School summer reading program. Drop off your books in the collection bins in front of the school office Monday May 13th thru Friday May 17th.

Open House Festival Bake Sale benefiting MDUSD HOPE: May 23, 2019
Bake Sale will be held at the Open House Festival, May 23th,  with all proceeds benefiting the Mt. Diablo Unified School District (MDUSD)  Homeless Outreach Program for Education (HOPE). HOPE is a district-wide program serving legally homeless children and their families. HOPE offers assistance with transportation to/from school, meals, and assistance obtaining health care and other services. 

Bakers, we need your help supplying delicious goodies! Non-bakers, we need your help selling! Watch for the Konstella announcement to sign up to bring baked goods or work a shift at the Bake Sale.

If you have any questions or are interested in helping with any of the above Walnut Acres Community Service activities, please email us at for more information.

Thank you!


Past Community Service Activities

Toy and Clothing Drive, December 2018 
Every holiday season Walnut Acres reaches out to the larger community with our Annual Toy and Clothing Drive benefiting Shore Acres Elementary School. We accepted donations of gently used toys and clothing, then volunteers (adults and kids!) spent a weekend sorting the donations before delivering the 10+ carloads to Shore Acres Elementary.   

City of Walnut Creek Community Service Day, October 2018
Walnut Acres Elementary School Beautification Projects included general site beautification/gardening; repainting the  map on playground & buddy benches; painting a red cross on the emergency supply shed; and cleaning up books in the library.   

Jaguar Day Community Service Sign-Ups, August 2018                                                                            

Donations for Victims of Hurricane Harvey, September 2017

Community Service,
Sep 8, 2017, 3:44 PM