Food drive organized by Daffodil Valley Elementary students amazes
"When I was in 3rd grade, I started learning more about the world and seeing the world differently. I saw a lot of families and people who were less fortunate than I am."
Ellie Peck, a 5th grader at Daffodil Valley Elementary, decided to give back and recently organized her friends to run a food drive. Together, the five elementary students collected over 900 items for a total of 381 pounds of donated goods!
Ellie sent us this letter after delivering the food.
"When I was in 3rd grade, I started learning more about the world and seeing the world differently. I saw a lot of families and people who were less fortunate than I am. So I met with our principal, and we talked about the details for a food drive after the holidays for a while.
I put together a team we were called the Food Drive Crew. They included Mikayla Knerr, Penny Smith, Larayne Mengistu-Timothy, and Adri Rawson. We each had a neighborhood to take care of. During our recess we would go to the bay area, and go grab the donations to box them up.
We would document on a piece of paper how much we got that day, then we would add that to our total and put it on our board. We got a total of 949 items! Plus, we got 381 pounds, and 6,096 oz. Some of these donations are going back to our school, through back back buddies.
It felt wonderful that I was contributing to helping families and kids have food on their plate, and have enough food to eat. Also, people being able to wash their hands with soap, and stay safe. I was so happy to get to plan this food drive, with the help from my friends we got to give to the people in need!"
Amazing work, Food Drive Crew!