Almost 90 percent of the student body at Sharpstown High School qualifies to receive free or reduced price lunch, but that hasn’t stopped them from noticing that others are also struggling to keep food on the table.
That’s why students and administrators at that school are hosting a campus food drive on Saturday, Sept. 6, in partnership with 97.9 The BOX.
On-air personalities will be broadcasting live from the school from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. that day, thanks to the generous support of Godsey-Martin P.C. The law firm will also make a $10 contribution for every 10 food items donated, up to $10,000.
“Many of our students come from home situations where access to food is limited outside of our campus,” explained Sharpstown HS Business Manager Ericka Jackson. “And as students became aware of this fact, they decided to do something about it.”
Jackson noted that both students and staff take great pride in giving back to the surrounding community. “We have made it our mission not to let this be an issue that blocks students from receiving an excellent education,” she said.
The Sharpstown campus will also be open that day to welcome back former dropouts as part of HISD’s Grads Within Reach walk.