A message from 7th and 8th grade students in the the How Can We Help the Hunger Crisis? Quest:
“After watching that video, you know that 1 in 5 children in America doesn’t have enough to eat. But did you know that right here in Charlottesville, the number is 1 in 6? 57% of children in Charlottesville get lunch for free at school – but what do they eat at home? Especially over the weekend?
We can help. The Souper Bowl food drive is here! We researched the best ways to help kids at schools just like ours, and found that we could make the biggest difference by donating to Clark Elementary School and the Emergency Food Network. That means that every item you bring goes directly to families and children right here in Charlottesville.
Last year, our school donated approximately 500 food items to families experiencing hunger. This year, our goal is to donate 2,020! The Middle School thinks they can collect more than the Lower School… so the challenge is on!”
The Souper Bowl Food Drive, designed and run by middle school students (with lots of generous parent help!) will be collecting food items through Friday, January 31st. All donations will go to the Emergency Food Network or Clark Elementary School. For a list of the best foods to donate, please see the flyer below. Thank you for helping our school directly impact the hunger crisis in Charlottesville!