This afternoon, I, along with several amazing volunteers delivered over 125 bags of food to two local food pantries. Our school had our annual 100th Day of School Food Drive. We challenge every class to collect 100 items by the 100th day of school, (today,) and then all of it gets donated to these two food pantries.
I am fortunate to teach in a community of very supportive families and their contributions helped to fill the shelves. When I arrived at one of the pantries, the shelves were nearly empty. There were lots of green beans and tomato sauce, but other than that, the shelves were nearly bare. The woman who organizes the pantry told me that they weren’t sure what was going to happen on Saturday when people came to get food, because there was so little there to give them.
I am so grateful that our school was able to do a part in getting those shelves filled. Sadly, that food won’t last long and I wish there was a way to get the word out about how important it is to keep the pantries stocked.
When you see a “Can Can Sale,” grab a few extras. Drop them off. They are needed more than most people are aware!!