Point Pleasant Primary School recently participated in a competition among classes, where for over a period of several weeks, they collected food for a greater cause than themselves.
Students were asked to bring in canned food items to be donated to The Kitchen Table, the outreach committee of the Pleasant Valley Hospital Auxiliary. The food was used to stock The Kitchen Table’s pantry which is used to feed needy families. Students came through in a phenomenal way, according to Principal Vickie Workman.
“There were over 2,200 cans of food donated by our students,” Workman said. “The weekly number of donated cans were graphed by our students and announcements called home to keep parents informed of which class was winning, were performed by our students. The winning class was Mrs. Doeffinger’s first grade class with a total of 590 cans of food donated. Wow.”
Workman added: “We couldn’t have had such success without the help of our staff and parents to support our efforts. Our winning class was rewarded by traveling to two local nursing homes and three schools sharing love through songs and goodwill.”
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