Fairmount Elementary in Kids Against Hunger Event

Posted on 04/22/2020
Fairmount community members pack meals at Kids Against Hunger event


The Fairmount Elementary community stood up to hunger during their Kids Against Hunger event earlier this semester on Saturday, Feb. 29. Students participated in a coin war competition in January and raised $4,389.95 to pack meals for children in Haiti. Through their efforts, they were able to pack 22,248 meals in partnership with the Kids Against Hunger organization.

Fairmount students pack meals at the Kids Against Hunger eventMore than 280 volunteers assisted in the efforts. Participants included Fairmount students, staff, and their families. Board members Mary Lange and Patrick Lane, as well as Deputy Superintendent Nathan Hoven, donated their time and energy to make the day a success.

Fairmount parent Catie Stricker-Howell participated with her two boys and appreciated the teamwork among the students. “They all took their jobs seriously, and we’re proud of the job they were doing,” said Stricker-Howell. “Our table would cheer every time we filled a box with meals, and the kids worked hard to pack as many meals as possible.”

As they scooped rice and packed boxes, students were learning valuable lessons in service. “While this was one thing that we did for somebody across the world, there are other things that we can do daily to help somebody else in need just in our own community,” shared Brianna Griffin, a Fairmount teacher, and the event organizer. “Students can see what a simple difference they can make in somebody’s life.”

As we face the difficulties of the coronavirus pandemic in our community, it is important now, maybe more than ever, that we find those simple ways we can make a positive difference. Whether we are donating money or food, like the Fairmount community, or protecting others by sheltering in place, we can all work together to heal our world. #FHSDbettertogether

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