2018 “Holiday Lights” Food Drive Contest

It’s Time to Light Up Greenwood Hills!
Friday, December 14 – Sunday, December 16, 2018

It may be hard to believe with all the warm weather we’ve been having as of late, but our EIGHTH annual neighborhood “HOLIDAY  LIGHTS”  Food Drive Contest is fast approaching to collect canned & boxed food items to donate to the Richardson Network of Community Ministries .  Are you ready to unpack those outdoor holiday decorations and get in the spirit?

All residents are welcome to participate by decorating the outside of their homes with lights and other holiday decor. A list of participating homes will be shared Monday, December 12,  via our neighborhood e-newsletter, here on our website at  <greenwoodhillsna.com> , and also  on Nextdoor, FB  and  Instagram.

You and your neighbors will be the judges. Vote for your favorite “lighting display” by placing nonperishable food items in the house’s collection box any time from Friday, December 14 through Sunday, December 16.  Each canned & boxed food item counts as one vote.  Stuffing the box is definitely allowed!   Be sure to tell your neighbors, friends, and family about this fun and helpful cause for the families in need during this holiday season.

On Monday, December 17, all donated items will be collected, sorted, and counted and delivered to the Richardson Network of Community Ministries food pantry.  The winners will be announced the following weekend via our neighborhood e-newsletter, <greenwoodhillsna.com>, and Nextdoor, FB & Instagram. The home with the most items collected will receive a $25 credit  to Calloway’s Nursery.

If you are interested in participating or have any questions, contact Betty Carano at president@greenwoodhillsna.com or 214-663-2292.  Interested participants should include their name, address, and phone number. You will receive a Yard Sign and a wrapped collection box to place outside your home from Friday, December 14  through Sunday, December 16.  The Yard Sign and the box will be picked up on Monday, December 17th so voting can be completed.

We hope you will participate by decorating your home and acting as a collection spot, or by voting for your favorite lighting displays by donating food.  All the best to you and yours from GHNA this holiday season!

What types of food can I donate to the holiday lights food drive?

  • Canned beans
  • Canned fruit
  • Canned meats (Chicken, spam, tuna, etc)
  • Canned pasta meals (Chef Boyardee or similar)
  • Canned vegetables
  • Cereal
  • Dried beans
  • Hearty soups
  • “Just add water” mixes (pancake, muffin, biscuit, etc.)
  • Macaroni and cheese
  • Non-refrigerated cheese
  • Pasta and sauce
  • Peanut butter and jelly
  • Powdered milk
  • Rice




  • 1915  Deep Valley Place   –  Wes Sullivan     –  (57)
  • 823  Fontana Dr.  –  Jack & Diane Tabor –   (164)  WINNER
  • 743 Loganwood Dr. –  Erica Thompson  –    (67)
  • 1625 Wisteria Way –  Tim & Melanie Seaman  – (49)
  • 911 Vinecrest  –  Sandi & Henry Morscheck  – (42)
  • 916 Warren Way – Cindy & Jeff Schattle  –  (93)
  • 1304 Wisteria Way – Joan Neher  –  (150)
  • 909 Redwood Dr. –  Julie Malcom   –  (164)  WINNER
  • 1207 Waterview Dr. – John & Betty Carano  – (157)

Total food items collected:  943 and weighed in at 901 lbs.                                                               This was the first time in eight years that there was a tie – so we have 2 WINNERS!         (Look for the winners’ photos & stories on Yard of the Month page soon!)

Thanks to all our friends and neighbors for “voting”  and contributing to the Richardson Network food pantry ! A  very “SPECIAL THANKS” to our participants for their beautiful lighting displays for us to  enjoy and adding spirit to the holiday season!

Have a Wonderful Healthy & Happy Holiday Season & a Happy New Year! 🙂