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Students Support Food Bank Program
What happens when you ask 2nd-5th graders to participate in the service project, BackPack Challenge? Baggies of pennies, nickels, dimes, quarters, other coins, and bills are brought to school totalling over $3300! That’s enough money to sponsor 20 students for a year!
According to The Foodbank for the Heartland, 7,900 students in more than 200 schools in Nebraska and western Iowa, including Kreft and Titan Hill, receive bags full of nutritious food each week. The bags are discretely distributed to hungry children each Friday (or last day of school for the week) at school so they have something to eat during the weekend. The “backpack” includes two breakfast meals, two entrees, two snacks, shelf stable milk, and two juices. Each “backpack” is $160, and sponsors a child for the entire school year.
The Student Leadership Team voted to take on this challenge on Wednesday, November 6th, and started receiving money the very next day. The BackPack collection ran through November 25th, with 8 classrooms meeting their goal of collecting enough to sponsor one student for the school year.
Representatives from Woodhouse Auto Group and FoodBank for the Heartland greeted students on their way home for Thanksgiving on Tuesday, telling and giving them high fives thanking for all they have done.
Student Leadership Team will be sponsoring another service project December 2nd-December 10th. They will be collecting new, unwrapped toys to donate to Micah House.