Contact: Laurie Hogan (336) 370-8307
Created: 11/24/2009 4:56:22 PM
In the spirit of giving to the community, many schools in the district
collected canned food during the month of November. Thousands of cans
will be donated to local organizations to help feed the hungry during
students at Vandalia Elementary built a wall out of the cans their
school collected while learning about hunger issues in their community
and what they can do to help families in need. In addition, the
KidsCare Club at Vandalia received a $300 grant to provide six families
with fully prepared Thanksgiving meals.
schools collected cans for the Greensboro Urban Ministry. Washington
Elementary, The Middle College at Bennett and The Middle College at
N.C. A&T teamed up to collect a total of 905 cans of food. Students
at Eastern Middle collected about 1,600 cans. The Academy at Smith also
collected about 1,200 cans. Foust Elementary students collected 901
cans and boxed food items.
The Students Against
Violence Everywhere (SAVE) clubs at Jackson Middle and Allen Middle
collected a total of 2,045 cans. Some will be donated to the Salvation
Army's Kans for Kids campaign and others will go to the Greensboro
Pearce Elementary partnered
with Lowe's Foods in Oak Ridge to collect 1,885 cans, which will be
donated to the Second Harvest Food Bank.
Dudley High Marching Band is donating turkeys, canned goods and other
food items to the residents of Ray Warren Homes. The donations will
come just in time for Thanksgiving.
Shadybrook Elementary collected more than 5,400 cans for a local food bank in High Point.