Thursday, April 23, 2015

Food Drive Update!

We did it!! The 2nd graders at ESC brought in 813 items (with more still rolling in)
to be donated to the food bank and this is what it looks like. We have learned so much from this project, but most importantly that it doesn't matter how old you are you can make a difference. Thank you for all of the support!!
"Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not." -The Lorax by Dr Seuss

Will you accept our challenge?

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Food Drive Challenge

My second grade students are challenging others. See their challenge below!

(Insert your school name here), 

Would you like to join the Food Drive Challenge with East Sac Elementary School in Sac City, Iowa? The challenge is to bring in 600 items or more for your local food bank. We have over 55 people in Sac County who take food from the food bank, which is about 30 families who would be hungry without the help of our food bank. When our food bank runs out of food they have to go to Des Moines, Iowa to get more.

Will you accept our challenge? Our teacher thought it might be a lot of work, but we have proven her wrong. Our 2nd grade class at ESC has planned the whole thing! We read the book If the World Was a Village that taught us almost half the people in the world don’t have enough food to eat. We wanted to do something to help! We started with visiting our local food bank and asked them questions. They told us they needed items like canned goods and things like shampoo and toilet paper. We then created a marketing committee, a data keeping committee and a group to collect all of the food. We decided to challenge the other grades to see who could bring in the most and that is why we want to challenge you too! We will have our challenge from April 9th-23rd. Do you think you could beat our goal of 600 items? We will let you know how many items we bring in when we finish our challenge.

If you have any questions our teacher Mrs. Voyles would love to answer them. She might even ask us for our help! We are so excited, please join our challenge!

Data Keeping Committee – East Sac County 2nd graders

(Kellie, Pete, Noah H. and Caden) 

Please contact me at if you have any questions!