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Health Hustle 2018

By
Kera Williams,   James And Margie Marion Elementary School
Play:
Fight Hunger — Help Nourish Your Community
Topics:
Community Involvement
This year was our 5th annual Allen ISD Health Hustle. We held it at the Allen Event Center and 14 of the districts elementary schools participated. As part of the even this year, we hosted a community giveback to our local outreach center, Allen Community Outreach (ACO). We had collection bins throughout the event and also had a booth at the event where ACO could talk with attendees about what they do for our community. All of the schools received a flyer about the giveback asking them to bring donations with them to the Health Hustle. One thing we learned from talking with the ACO is that it's better to give smaller sized packages of things, rather than bulk sized. It allows them to serve more families that way.

How did students and adults work together as a team?

Students helped man the bins and the FUTP 60 booth at the event. They also helped to promote the event through announcements.

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

We'd like to do more givebacks throughout the year. We'd like to include them with taste tests andother thingst we do.

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

It poured down rain during our event! We had to move the whole thing indoors. Luckily, our event center has a great working relationship with our schools and was willing to help us re-plan everything!