What do you get when you combine canned goods, a competitive spirit, and empty boxes?
Summit Christian Academy elementary students can tell you first hand it gives students the opportunity to help feed families in the community. The goal this year was to feed 500 area families. With over 7600 donated items SCA students exceeded the goal and filled 600 boxes that will be handed out for families to have just in time for Thanksgiving.
Kindergarten through sixth grade students participated in an all school collection to gather specific items for families in need. As a result thousands of paper products, canned goods, and boxed food items were donated.
“It is thrilling to watch the faces of students as they work toward such a worthy goal,” said elementary Vice Principal Charissa Sanders. “They were so inspired that they have the opportunity to make a difference for families in the community.”
Sixth grade students formed an assembly line and filled each box with various items to make a meal and included a hand written note of love and encouragement.
The food drive was held in partnership with the Courageous Life Church and Turning Point Church.The boxes of food will be distributed along with turkeys to families for Thanksgiving.
“There is nothing more heartwarming than to watch students engage in selfless acts of service. Thanks to the students’ efforts, they are providing Thanksgiving meals to over 600 families this year,” said Turning Point Church Pastor Tim Krabiel. “Taking purposeful time out of their day to help families is truly becoming the Lord’s hands and feet.”