Serious about cereal
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