From the heart
The goal was aggressive: Each classroom at Loveland Primary School (LPS) was challenged with bringing in 100 cans of food for donation. The LPS students not only hit the original 2,100 can goal, they exceeded it, collecting a total of 3,238 cans of food to benefit the Loveland LIFE Food Pantry.
“This was a lesson in uniting our school and our community to make a difference,” said Kevin Fancher, LPS principal. “It began with one class developing the idea and managing the donations, and it expanded to include all classes. This turned into an outstanding outreach opportunity, and we appreciate all of the students and their families participating.”
The “Giving from the Heart” canned food drive began January 22 and ended February 14. The class with the most donations earned the chance to enjoy a special lunch with Mr. Fancher, and their photo will be displayed in the LPS lobby.
“On average, the LIFE Food Pantry, which is located in Price of Peace Lutheran Church, helps 140 families – or 375 individuals – monthly,” said Jessica Kendall, LPS student teacher and primary organizer of the collection. “We are so proud of the students and the energy they brought to this project; it was an excellent learning experience for us all.”
Photo caption: The winning LPS class – (Top Row, L to R) Bella Walton, Dylan Borchers, Mrs. Brooke Hobson, Abby Boothe, Sarah Hiett, Matt McCarthy (Bottom Row, L to R) Drew Hanson, Makaela Martin-Wheeler, Maggie Hammond, Paige Crowley, Connor Bond