September is Feeding Amerca’s Hunger Awareness Month. All month long the national food bank and its member food pantries join together in asking everyone in America to fight hunger. Last Friday, Cornerstone volunteers teamed up with two local elementary schools holding pasta drives to benefit our food pantry.
The students and PTA at Assurant Satellite Learning Center held a Hunger Action Initiative Pasta Drive. Tom and Kevin were there to help as students exchanged boxes of pasta for tickets they could use to “buy” goodies at the school’s PTA Goody Box.
At Cutler Ridge Elementary, Linda, Jane, Jan and Howard were on hand to help collect pasta and hand out “Panther Bucks,” the school’s reward currency, to participating students.
At both schools, students took the campaign’s TURN ORANGE FOR HUNGER initiative to heart, wearing orange and doing their part to help fight hunger in our community.
Altogether, we collected over 500 boxes of pasta – enough to include in our client’s grocery bags for two distributions!