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January 17, 2012


Elementary Service Project a Success

Counselors Mary Darst and Jane Hornby organized a food drive as a way of demonstrating “Service to Others” to students at MRH Elementary. Boxes were placed in each grade level pod and students were encouraged to compete to see which grade brought in the most items – this distinction went to the 3rd grade class with over 600 items collected in their pod. In all, over 1,600 food items were donated by second through sixth grade students during the months of November and December.

Operation Food Search was the grateful recipient of 300 food items from the service project. Students were given a guided tour of the facility to learn about how a food bank works. The rest of the over 1,600 items were given to our local food pantry at the Salvation Army in Maplewood. Seventy-five third grade students and their teachers participated in a trip to the Salvation Army Food Pantry where they helped carry in and sort the food.

“The trip to the SAL was an invaluable experience for the third graders and teachers. It brought the service project to life by allowing us to actually see and experience each part of the process,” remarked third teacher, Abby Smith.

Click here to see the Photo Gallery of their trip to Operation Food Search and the Salvation Army Food Pantry.

For more information, contact MRH School District at (314) 644-4400.