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Sandy Hook School Food Drive Works Toward The 100th Day



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Sandy Hook School Food Drive Works Toward The 100th Day

By Eliza Hallabeck

It started as an idea to combine community service projects with math at Sandy Hook School, and, according to math/science specialist Kris Feda, who is coordinating the effort, the 100th Day Food Drive has already surpassed expectations.

The 100th Day Food Drive began the day school returned from winter break, and will run until February 9, the projected 100th day of school for students. The original goal was for each grade level of students in the school to raise 100 items of food to be donated to the FAITH Food Pantry in Sandy Hook.

Each school day, students from each grade level are chosen to count and mark how many new food items have been donated into boxes outside of the school’s main office. A different box is set up for each grade level, and graphs on the wall above each box count the number of items already collected by that grade.

Mrs Feda said by last week, the third grade students were in the lead by collecting the most food items.

The nice thing, she said, is the students have collected a variety of items, from Girl Scout cookies to boxes of tea.

Donations are being sent to the FAITH Food Pantry throughout the month of January, and boxes of food have already started piling up in the school.

“Oh, they will reach the goal probably by the end of this week,” said Mrs Feda on Thursday, January 8.

Once each grade has reached the goal of collecting 100 food items, Mrs Feda said extra paper will be added to the corresponding graph to record that grade’s continual progress with the collection.

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