We Did It Again!

Every year, the faculty & staff strive to teach East Coweta Middle School students to make a difference by taking action to help others. One of the initiatives again this year involved an organization called Stop Hunger Now. We ended the school year with a fun, hands-on project that involved ECMS 6th Grade  students and taught them about hunger, a major issue in today’s world. On May 25, every 6th Grade student had the opportunity to help package nutritious meals to help students overseas. The nutritious rice-based meals packaged at ECMS  will be delivered to a school somewhere around the world and will be used there in the school lunch program.

The cost of each meal is just 25 cents. Members of the Mount Gilead UMC, Senoia United Methodist Church, Nikki Nails, Matt’s Small Town Pizza, Stan Moore Signs, Table Talk, French Market, Senoia Coffee & Café, LeFlour Florist, Maguire’s Family & Friends, Main Street Fudge, Edward Jones Investments, McKoons Funeral Home, Pleasant Grove UMC, Whitesville UMC Hopewell UMC (all in LaGrange, GA) worked together to raise the funds so that the students were able to package 18,312 meals. Money was not collected from the students. This was a gift to the students and those receiving the meals from our community.

This was our second year working with Stop Hunger Now.  Students learned that we exist to inspire, equip and empower every person to create a permanent positive culture change in his or her school, business and community by starting a chain reaction of kindness and compassion and learning some of the factors that lead to having one billion people hungry in our world today. Please take some time to look at the Stop Hunger Now website and learn more about this project. Donations for the next packaging event may be made ONLINE.
Until the next time….The Hog Father
 
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