The GEMS community took time to gather and celebrate the generosity of our community right before our Thanksgiving break. During the 4 weeks of the annual Meals Marathon Food Drive, students and families donated 4,018 food items and $76 in cash contributions!
The Food Drive team gave special recognition to Mr. Toof (6th Grade Teacher) and Mr. Demar (5th Grade Teacher) who decided to motivate their students by adding in a little healthy competition to this annual event. And in good spirit, Mr. Toof followed through by “happily” wearing a Cowboy’s jersey for a day in recognition that 5th Grade donated more items than the 6th Grade Team.
Following the assembly in the gym, the students formed a “food line”….another tradition of the Meals Marathon. One by one, food items were passed along and loaded onto the truck that would take the items to the Georgia Food Shelf.
“We couldn’t do this (help our community members) without your help” said June Waite who volunteers at the Food Shelf.
“Never believe that a few caring people can’t change the world. For indeed, that’s all who ever have.” ~ Margaret Mead
The Food Drive team is thankful to our students, teachers, parents and community members who helped make this an awesome, rewarding experience!
Target 4. Engaged Community Partners: FWSU staff and students will collaborate, innovate, create and conceptualize ideas and learning with local, regional, state, and global partners to make a difference in their community, state, and world.