Community Service Club collects food for 87 students
The annual Fall Break Food Drive provided kid-friendly, easy to prepare meals and snacks for 87 students in the Nashville community who typically rely on school-provided meals.
By Riya Narayan '23, Ximena Martinez '23, and Sophie Kavalali '23
The High School Community Service Club held its annual Fall Break Food Drive Thursday, September 23 through Friday, October 1 and collected 87 bags of food during the drive.
Middle and High School advisories were challenged to put together at least one bag of food containing each of the following items:
one package breakfast/nutrition bars
one box of cereal
four bowls/packages of Kraft Easy Mac Original Macaroni and Cheese
one four-pack of fruit cups (pop-top or peel back, please)
one box of fruit snacks
peanut butter or cheese crackers
two cans of Ravioli/Spaghetti O’s (pop-top, please) or two cans of kid-friendly soup (pop-top, please)
one jar of peanut butter
one jar of grape jelly
two bags/cans of tuna
one reusable tote bag (a bigger bag such as those from Kroger, Whole Foods, or Trader Joe’s)
The USN community did not disappoint. With help from generous students, families, and faculty across campus, the club was able to fill 87 large, reusable tote bags to distribute to students who live in the Edgehill community ahead of their school break because many rely on school-provided breakfast and lunch each day.
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