He shared the story of the school with us. WG Pearson Elementary School is a STEAM Magnet School serving grades K-5. It is a Title I School with 100% of the students qualifying for free breakfast and lunch. This community school needs our help and we have decided to adopt the school.
The school has a Backpack Buddies Program to send food home each weekend to students who have been identified as at-risk for going hungry. Our first service project to help the school will be to provide at least 60 backpacks to the students K-5. These backpacks are filled each week with non-perishable items from the school's on-site food pantry. On Fridays, the backpacks are sent home to provide food over the weekend to these at-risk students. Each Monday, the students return the backpacks to be filled again the following week.
We hope you will join us in collecting backpacks for this very worthy cause in our community. It is easy to understand that hungry students don't perform well in school. By helping these students who might otherwise go hungry; we can help them learn, grow and thrive!
We will also be collecting school supplies for the students and classrooms. Mr. Jarman will be providing us with a list of needed supplies soon. Please stay tuned. If you are interested in participating in the backpack drive, please contact: Lori College or Rhonda Van Voorhies.