Middle School Students Take Food Donation One Step Further

Students will donate PB&J at 9:30 Friday morning,
then work on a peanut butter recipe book

"Greensboro, N.C. – Students at Ferndale Middle aren’t just donating food to those who need it, but they’re also working to help teach people new ways to prepare it.

Guilford County Schools recently pledged to take on hunger and food insecurity in the community. Since then, Ferndale students collected 281 jars of peanut butter and jelly to donate to the Salvation Army, but they wanted to do more.

Thanks to a Gift of Giving grant from Four Seasons Town Centre, the students are able to take that one step farther and create a peanut butter and jelly recipe book that they will distribute to local agencies.

“This is a great chance to not only teach our students about hunger, but show them that there is something they can do about it,” says Dorie Hall, assistant principal at Ferndale Middle. “The recipe book allows them to get creative and will hopefully bring extra enjoyment to the people who receive it.”

The Salvation Army will stop by Ferndale Middle at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 11, to collect the peanut butter and jelly donations. The recipe books should be ready for distribution sometime in January.

Four Seasons Town Centre awarded 15 GCS schools with Gift of Giving Grants to help those students take their service learning projects a little farther. This year’s grants will support everything from school garden projects to buying supplies for cancer care kits."

- A Press Release

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