WES food drive efforts to feed 85 local families
Dec. 19, 2016—WES fifth-graders organized a building-wide food drive, where each grade level was responsible for bringing in one type of food item to go towards a holiday meal. Their donations will benefit local families through the Guilderland Food Pantry.
“It’s something immediate for the
community,” said Principal Beth Bini. “Our fifth-graders did a really
amazing job spearheading this food drive. They familiarized themselves with
a food pantry’s mission and researched local poverty rates, as well as about
how much food feeds a family [about 60 pounds per family]. I am so proud of
them and our school."
According to Susan Hennessy, the director of the food pantry, “eighty-five families will be fed through the efforts of the WES community. All of these ingredients will go toward local Christmas meals... I love that these students were able to experience the gift of giving," she said.
A job well-done to the WES community!
Kindergarten: cake mix and
Grade 1: canned vegetables
Grade 2: canned fruit
Grade 3: cranberry sauce
Grade 4: boxed stuffing
Grade 5: vegetable oil, canned pumpkin
Teachers: pie crusts