HORSHAM — Simmons Elementary School 5th grade promoted a food drive with 10,311 items to support food insecurity during a pandemic and to support three local food storage rooms. Items were delivered on March 3 and 4 to the Lehman Church Food Pantry and St. John’s Food Pantry in Hatboro, and the Siena Catholic Church St. Catherine in Horsham.
Inspired by Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service, fifth grade students worked for weeks to plan, organize, and collect items to help fight food insecurity. Each of the five weeks of food drive focused on specific categories (serial / oatmeal / PB & J, soup / pasta, canned vegetables and fruits, canned snacks and meat, toiletries).
To motivate the collection, preschool to fifth grade classes competed for weekly incentives offered by school educators. Winning classes included games, dog visits, PJ days and dance parties, outdoor fun and creature time.
“We are proud of all the efforts and determination that 5th grade students have shown to make our community a better place,” said Bob Campman, Assistant Principal of Simmons.
Simmons Elementary School donates over 10,000 items to local grocery stores
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