Longfellow students collect nearly 2 tons of food, supplies for the needy

 (Houston Independent School District)
Longfellow Elementary students recently worked with the community and conducted a holiday food and supplies drive. The hugely successful, month-long campaign was held from mid-November to mid-December and was designed to raise students’ awareness of hunger and poverty in our country. 

Guest author Noah Rattler, who walked 1,800 miles from Houston to Los Angeles more than four months to raise awareness about homelessness, shared some of his experiences with students in November. In December, students watched informative videos and learned about underlying causes of poverty and hunger in grade-level assemblies and classroom discussions.

The school’s goal was to raise 2,000 pounds of food, water, and supplies to help the needy and less fortunate. Students, teachers, and staff almost doubled their goal by collecting nearly 2 tons of food, water, and supplies. All donations benefitted the Star of Hope’s Men and Women and Family shelters.

Congratulations to Mrs. Morrison’s fifth-grade homeroom, Ms. Davis’ fifth-grade homeroom, and Ms. Kasner’s first-grade class for being the top three classes in the school to collect the most food, water and supplies.

“We have to prepare our students to not just succeed academically in their world, but also morally and humanely, ” Principal Norma Gwynn said. “Projects like these are a fantastic start!”

Longfellow thanks all students, parents, teachers, staff, and community members who helped make the food and supplies drive a resounding success!

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