Food Drive

This year our Grade 11CP / IB Diploma students will be involved in extensive service activities during their Grade 11CP/DP educational trip in Ancient Olympia, which will take place October 10-13, 2017. ISA students will be visiting the Therapeutic Center for Chronic Illnesses at Lehaina , and the Pyrgos of Ilieias prefecture, Home for the Elderly. The Lehaina Therapeutic Center, which accommodates extremely severe cases of chronically ill patients, has been a topic of discussion and concern in the local and national news. Students will be involved in activities at these sites.

In addition, due to the economic circumstances the focus will be on supporting the every-day operations of these two institutions. As government funds have become extremely limited and food supplies are dwindling, small rural institutions such as these seem to be the hardest hit and their need for basic staple items has grown.

Please join us in an effort to ease their distress. Boxes for donations will be placed on the main entrance level outside the Upper school Art room, on the first floor across Ms Venieris’ office, in the Primary School outside Ms. Kalokerinou’s office and at  Melina’s 3 and 4. We will collect items up until Monday, October 9th. They will then be transported by our 11th grade students to Ancient Olympia and will be distributed to both institutions in hopes that we as a community can ease their burden.

Below are the items which these institutions have expressed the greatest need for. We have provided the Greek terms for several food products for your convenience.

Food Items

  • Corn Starch Vanilla (Anthos Aravositou Vanilla) (Άνθος Αραβοσίτου Γιώτης)
  • Farine Lactee cream for young children
  • Fruit cream for young children (powder) (φρουτόκρεμα)
  • Plain Cookies or biscuits (Πτι Μπερ or Miranda) in sealed packages
  • “Trahana” (Τραχανάς)
  • Homemade pasta “Hilopites” (look like Tagliatelle) (Χυλοπίτες)
  • Orzo pasta (κριθαράκι)
  • Tiny soup pasta (πεπονάκι)
  • Spaghetti
  • Honey
  • Olive oil
  • Tomato paste
  • Can or jarred fruit (Compote) (Κομπόστα)
  • Juices (orange, sour cherry, peach, grape fruit)
  • Corn Starch (Άνθος Ορύζης)
  • Bottled Water


  • Chlorine
  • Washing machine powder detergent
  • All -purpose liquid detergent
  • Diapers for adults (80-120cm)
  • Diapers for adults (100-150cm)


  • Any type of comfortable and casual clothing from 10 years old +

Your support of our effort is greatly appreciated.