Saginaw schools team up to stop hunger - ABC 12 – WJRT – Flint, MI

Saginaw schools team up to stop hunger

Posted: Updated:
SAGINAW (WJRT) -

(11/27/12) - Students across the Saginaw Public School District are teaming up to help stop hunger in their community. The district began the campaign this week with a goal to feed as many families as possible.

It started as a service project at Handley Elementary School in October.

"We wanted students to know that hunger is a problem year round, not just in November for Thanksgiving or December for Christmas," said Shannon Main of Handley Elementary.

Students have begun bringing in items to feed their community and their actions quickly got the attention of administrators, who decided to make a district-wide challenge. They call it the Stop the Hunger Campaign. The campaign comes at a time when many charities are struggling to provide for people in need.

"This campaign is designed to feed every child within the Saginaw Public School area," said Cedric Hodo, General Manager of Sodexo Magic at Saginaw Public Schools.

Students from every school in the district are now collecting food. It's transported by Sodexo Magic to Hidden Harvest, an organization that distributes food free of charge to pantries and soup kitchens across the county.

"It is still hard time for an awful  lot of families in the Saginaw county area," said Richard Premo, president and CEO of Hidden Harvest.

The action the students are taking is positively impacting their community.

"Any food items that we can collect and get to people who need it is a good thing, and these kids are doing a good thing," Premo said.

The District says students at Thompson Middle School collected 400 pounds of food in just two days. That's enough to feed more than 1,000 people. The campaign runs through March and the elementary, middle and high school that collects the most food will each be awarded prizes.

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Community members gather for 2nd Annual "Stop the Violence" event

    Community members gather for 2nd Annual "Stop the Violence" event

    Sunday, September 14 2014 7:56 PM EDT2014-09-14 23:56:19 GMT
    (9/14/14) - Roughly 400-500 community members made their way out for the Second Annual "Stop the Violence" event in Flint Sunday. Beginning with a parade that started at East Pierson Road and culminating at Berston Field House, rally-goers were met with a slew of vendors, activities and food that was put on by the Community Take-Back Organization. And with violent crime down in the city this year, the new theme attached to the event this time around was a "Celebration of Life".
    (9/14/14) - Roughly 400-500 community members made their way out for the Second Annual "Stop the Violence" event in Flint Sunday. Beginning with a parade that started at East Pierson Road and culminating at Berston Field House, rally-goers were met with a slew of vendors, activities and food that was put on by the Community Take-Back Organization. And with violent crime down in the city this year, the new theme attached to the event this time around was a "Celebration of Life".
  • Holiday Inn Express in Flint robbed

    Holiday Inn Express in Flint robbed

    Sunday, September 14 2014 6:40 PM EDT2014-09-14 22:40:17 GMT
    (09/14/14) - Flint Police need your help tracking down two armed robbers.They have surveillance photos from inside the Holiday Inn Express on Robert T. Longway showing the two men.Police say the men walked into the hotel, pointed a gun at the clerk, and demanded money.The robbery happened just before 2:30 Sunday morning.No one was hurt.But police say the men should be considered armed and dangerous.Call Flint Police at 810-237-6801 or CrimeStoppers at 1-800-SPEAK-UP if you know who they are.
    (09/14/14) - Flint Police need your help tracking down two armed robbers.They have surveillance photos from inside the Holiday Inn Express on Robert T. Longway showing the two men.Police say the men walked into the hotel, pointed a gun at the clerk, and demanded money.The robbery happened just before 2:30 Sunday morning.No one was hurt.But police say the men should be considered armed and dangerous.Call Flint Police at 810-237-6801 or CrimeStoppers at 1-800-SPEAK-UP if you know who they are.
  • Single lane closures expected on M-15 in Davison

    Single lane closures expected on M-15 in Davison

    Sunday, September 14 2014 6:39 PM EDT2014-09-14 22:39:43 GMT
    (09/14/14) - Expect some delays if your travels take you along M-15 in Davison.Starting Sunday night M-DOT says there will be nighttime single lane closures between Lapeer and Davison Roads.That will allow crews to begin milling and joint repair work, along with paving patches, ultimately creating a smoother ride.The $300,000 project is expected to last into October.
    (09/14/14) - Expect some delays if your travels take you along M-15 in Davison.Starting Sunday night M-DOT says there will be nighttime single lane closures between Lapeer and Davison Roads.That will allow crews to begin milling and joint repair work, along with paving patches, ultimately creating a smoother ride.The $300,000 project is expected to last into October.
Powered by WorldNow

abc12.com

ABC12 Main Station
810-233-3130

Mailing Address:
2302 Lapeer Road
Flint, Michigan 48503

Powered by 

WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WJRT. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.