March 5, 2013 at 4:53 PM
Third grade students at Washington School in Summit recently completed a community service project to benefit the Community Food Bank’s Backpack program. This program provides backpacks filled with supplemental kid-friendly items for children who are at risk of becoming “food insecure” over the weekend. Food insecure means that children may not have access to food over the weekend, as they do during the week through free school lunches. These children are at a high risk of going hungry. Through generous donations from the third grade students’ families, the total number of food items collected was 1,290, and included snacks such as applesauce, macaroni and cheese, pudding, granola bars, pretzels, etc. Each grade at Washington school is participating in a service project this school year as part of Washingtennial, the school’s year long centennial celebration.