The 11th Annual Kids N Cans school food drive winners were announced last week. Schools from throughout Planning District 16 collected food from October 2012 through the end of the year to help feed families during the holiday season. The winning schools collected a cumulative of 6,879 pounds of food for the hungry of our community.
The winner in the elementary school division is Riverview Elementary School which collected a total of 1,146 pounds of food to provide 955 meals to the hungry. Pictured from left to right are Principal, Diane Holmes, Teacher, Diane Smart, Brenna Morefield, Taylor Gray, Ellie Schooley and Teacher, Meadow Davis.
The winning middle school is T. Benton Gayle Middle School which collected 1,282 pounds of food providing 1,068 meals back to the community. Pictured is Principal, Robin Lloyd.
The winning high school is Colonial Forge High School which collected 4,451 pounds of food to provide 3,708 meals back to the hungry. Pictured are Vice Principal Tricia Jacobs, Karl Schmiegel, Samone Hodges, and Learn and Serve Teacher Jessica Dieffenbacher.
We thank all of the schools for participating and encouraging their students and we thank all of the students for their efforts to collect donations and raise awareness of hunger right here in our community. Working together we can create a hunger-free community!