Wornall Campus students are once again collecting items to use in assembling sack lunches for Harvesters. "We are challenging students this year to donate as much as they feel able to give," drive coordinator Alice Kroh said. According to Harvesters, lunches assembled from the drive will be used for youth feeding programs, including the organization's homeless teen mobile food pantry.
Each lower school grade is collecting specific items for the lunches:
- Kindergarten: Fruit Cups - self opening top
- First Grade: Chips
- Second Grade: Pudding - non-refrigerated self-opening top
- Third Grade: Fruit Juice - small boxes only, no pouches
- Fourth Grade: Crackers - peanut butter or cheese sandwich crackers
- Fifth Grade: Meat - single serving self-opening top or pouch
Collection barrels will be set out in the lower school from Nov. 4 to Nov. 20. The lower school Young Leaders are helping to get the word out to students, and along with parent volunteers, will assist in setting up for the event on Thursday, Nov. 21, in the Primary Building basement. Students from each lower school grade will help pack the lunches Friday morning, Nov. 22.
Early childhood students will also participate in the drive, but will package meals in their rooms and parents will volunteer through their homeroom teacher.