South Fulton school honored for hunger-fighting efforts
Posted: Tuesday, November 22, 2011 10:28 am
The Messenger 11.22.11
South Fulton Elementary School recently received National School of Distinction status from the Schools Fight Hunger program.
Fewer than 2,000 schools nationwide earned this level of distinction in the 2010-11 school year.
The National School of Distinction status is awarded to schools that demonstrate notable enthusiasm, creativity or dedication in getting involved with the hunger cause. Whether its activating students around a school-wide food drive, organizing volunteers for a local pantry or food bank or cultivating a school garden to provide fresh produce for the cause, schools all across the country have been playing a larger and larger role in helping to fight hunger nationwide.
“The students, staff and families of our School of Distinction schools should be very proud of their efforts and the impact they’re making on the hunger cause,” said Schools Fight Hunger founder Tim Sullivan. “Of course, the short-term results are impressive, but we also love to see how our next generation of leaders are getting active in their communities at such a young age. In a day when so much news about our kids and our schools seems so negative, these schools and these students are well worth celebrating.”
The Schools Fight Hunger program itself is a two-year-old initiative focused on connecting schools nationwide with the hunger cause, helping those schools fight hunger most effectively, celebrating the good work of schools and students and inspiring the next generation of leaders on the value of service. Local schools looking to get involved, get help or report their own good hunger-fighting work can learn more at www.schoolsfighthunger.org.
The Fall 2011 Schools Fight Hunger and ConAgra Foods’ Child Hunger Ends Here campaign is focused on school food drives and this year features an awards program (and the chance to have school efforts multiplied thanks to ConAgra Foods) for participating and reporting schools. Complete details are available on the Schools Fight Hunger site or through ChildHungerEndsHere.com/schools.
Schools Fight Hunger brings together America’s schools and school families around the cause of ending childhood hunger. Each school year, tens of thousands of schools will unite to combat hunger in their communities with local food drives and hunger awareness efforts. Schools Fight Hunger is providing tools, know-how and resources for those programs and will be tracking and celebrating the combined achievements of participating schools across the country.
All told, Schools Fight Hunger and America’s schools and school families will be collecting millions of pounds of food for local pantries each year.
For more information on Schools Fight Hunger, visit the website www.SchoolsFightHunger.org; check the Facebook page at www.facebook.com/SchoolsFightHunger; or go to Twitter at www.twitter.com/schoolsvhunger.
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