Our final Bend Food Project collection day took place this past Friday and we thank families who donated green bags of non-perishable foods. Our total weight collected was 973 pounds which exceeded the 708 pounds collected in February. We are happy to announce that our 6th grade students contributed 259 pounds and, due to their efforts, will be receiving a treat. But, as we all know, it is not about treats. It is about students learning compassion and awareness of the many individuals and families in Bend who need support.
In the addition to these two collection days and in partnership with Whole Foods, we provided 200 turkeys and $500 check made payable to The Giving Plate food bank during our annual Thanksgiving Turkey Trot in November. SPS is looking forward to continuing to serve our local community in need throughout years to come! A special thanks to 8th graders, Sydney and Stephanie who assisted as part of their Community Project.