2017-12-23 / Education

North Elementary students donate food items to Christian Help Center

By Anna Fletcher
Courier-Times Staff Writer


North Elementary School's Eagle Pride Committee members sort and count the food items donated by all of the students during a month-long food drive for the Christian Help Center. North Elementary School's Eagle Pride Committee members sort and count the food items donated by all of the students during a month-long food drive for the Christian Help Center. The students at North Elementary School donated over 800 food items to the Christian Help Center on Dec. 14 at the end of a month-long food drive they started on Nov. 6.

The items were delivered to the center by the Eagle Pride Committee, a group of student body representatives from the fourth- and fifth-grade classes. These students leaders went around to classrooms twice a week to collect non-perishable foods before counting them for donation.

“We at North felt that it was a great time of year for a food drive,” said fifth-grade teacher Kelly Pearce. “We also felt that this was a great opportunity to teach our students that it’s important to give back to their community, and that anyone, no matter the age, can do it.”

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