Stanford Settlement Launches Food Drive with help from Jesuit High School Students
54th Annual "Operation Cratchit" Christmas Basket Program

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SACRAMENTO, CA – Stanford Settlement Neighborhood Center has launched its Annual Christmas Basket Program – “Operation Cratchit.” For 54 years, Stanford Settlement has been assisting individuals, families, and the elderly with additional resources during the holiday season.

Jesuit High School Sacramento students are holding their annual food drive to benefit Operation Cratchit from November 28 – December 9, 2022. Each year, the student body collects thousands of pounds of non-perishable food items and delivers the donation in a semi-truck generously provided to support the effort by Elite Power. The students will arrive on Friday, December 9, 2022, at 3 pm to unload this generous food donation.

Last year, Stanford Settlement provided holiday assistance to 775 households, reaching almost 3,500 people, with over half of those being children. Help from the community is needed now more than ever as this need to serve the community grows each year.

Donation needs include non-perishable food items, new unwrapped toys for children 15 and under, new Christmas wrapping paper, and cash contributions.

Items are gratefully accepted at Stanford Settlement Neighborhood Center,450 West El Camino Avenue, Sacramento, CA, Monday-Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, or at Jesuit High School, 4660 Fair Oaks Blvd. Sacramento, CA, before each school day, 7:15 – 8:15 am.



Stanford Settlement Neighborhood Center, established in 1936, is a not-for-profit social service organization serving the Gardenland/Northgate, North Sacramento, Del Paso Heights, and Natomas communities. The mission of the agency is to help build healthy communities through individual, family, and neighborhood services. In addition to Christmas baskets, the agency serves children, teens, seniors, and families in need.

Jesuit High School (JHS) is a Sacramento regional all-boys Catholic high school that provides young men with a life-building experience. Founded in 1963, the school delivers an academically rigorous college preparatory education that prepares students for lives of leadership and service. Student enrollment is approximately 1000, representing diversity in geography, ethnicity, religious affiliation, and socioeconomic background. A JHS education fosters a “Men for Others” culture, as students volunteer locally and nationwide, giving more than 17,000 hours annually, primarily to at-risk, underserved, and homeless populations.