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Serious about cereal

Timber Trail Elementary Principal Michele Radke, along with representation from each grade, proudly displayed the winning trophy presented by the Backpack Society’s community engagement manager, Karen Humble.

Timber Trail Elementary (TTE) was one of several participating schools that joined in a cereal box drive to help feed fellow Douglas County School District students in need. More than 300 boxes of cereal were collected from TTE families and students – totaling 391 pounds of cereal. TTE worked in conjunction with the Backpack Society (BPS), a nonprofit whose mission is to provide food to families over weekends and long holidays. BPS has provided 214,000 meals, partnered with 45 schools in the area, offers on-site food pantries at 35 schools, and provides an average of 180 students with weekend food bags per week.

The cereal drive was a fun, friendly competition between participating schools to see which campus could collect the most boxes. TTE received a trophy from BPS to celebrate the students’ efforts, but the real celebration was the gift of giving by TTE and all participating schools.

By Julie Matuszewski: photo courtesy of Timber Trail Elementary



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