Local elementary kids fight hunger

Local elementary kids fight hunger

July 16, 2015 in Donation drive Food drive Harvest Time Newsletter

Local elementary students stepped up to fight hunger in the Ozarks this spring.

First grade students at Field Elementary donated $1,519.58 to The Food Bank. The students raised the funds by making crafts and selling them at a school-wide market.

The fourth-grade classes at Field created 39 pottery bowls and donated them to help raise awareness of hunger in the Ozarks through the Empty Bowls 2015 event in September. They also collected 29 pounds of food for people in need.

Their hard work did not end there. Seventy Field students spent time at OFH sorting 1,061 pounds of Kraft Macaroni and Cheese and also made 400 hygiene kits for the Weekend Backpack Program.

Kids from Truman Elementary sorting food

Kids at Truman Elementary also supported The Food Bank.The kindergarten class held a food drive and collected 767 pounds of food in just eight days. Their donation will provide 639 meals to food insecure children, families and seniors in the Ozarks.

Special thanks to Field and Truman elementary students, teachers and parents.