In April a Discovery Academy student decided to do something about growing shortages at a local food bank. Will D. talked with food bank personnel and learned the agency often runs short of food after the holidays.
That’s when Will, an Honor Level student, got an idea. He convinced the Fresh Market grocery store next door to the Academy to donate 100 paper shopping bags. Then he created a flier explaining the need and asking residents to fill the bags with non-perishable food items.
Discovery students distributed the bags and fliers throughout the neighborhood. Two days later they went back to pick them up.
Will’s work resulted in more than 700 pounds worth of food donations! Food bank officials say the Discovery service project will make life a little easier for many local families in need.