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Homecoming Cereal Collection

Christine Burkey,   Hollidaysburg Area Jhs
Fight Hunger — Help Nourish Your Community
Community Involvement, Student Leadership,  Teamwork
Homecoming Cereal Collection

Our Fuel Up to Play 60 team decided it is was necessary to collect cereals to support needy families in our community. Many students do not have access to healthy food on the weekends due to poor economic conditions in our county. Several programs have been set up to promote healthy eating over weekends and long breaks from school. Our team worked to collect over 75 boxes of cereal during our homecoming parade. We used promotional materials from the Fuel Up to Play 60 program and the Dairy Council to decorate our float. Despite the poor weather conditions, many people came our to donate cereal and to support our team.

How do you plan to make this Play last during the school year and beyond?

Our team would like to work more closely with the programs that provide food to students for weekends. We will add additional collection opportunities to involve our community to promote healthy eating.

What challenges did you face and how did you overcome them?

The weather complicated our efforts to collect cereal. Despite the rainy weather, we were still able to collect over 75 boxes of cereal!