Students Collect Cereal, Create Domino Chain to Illustrate Hunger
Thanks to the generosity of our middle school students, their families, friends and neighbors, lots of families in Hampton Roads will have breakfast in the coming weeks.
Norfolk Collegiate’s middle school students were challenged to consider how they can work together as a school community to make an impact on hunger in Hampton Roads.
They learned how organizations, like the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia, help to feed the hungry in our community. To illustrate what the Foodbank does to alleviate hunger, students met virtually with Stephanie Gordon, volunteer manager of the Foodbank, and learned about its community programs such as Food Rescue, Mobile Pantry, The Community Feed at TCC, the BackPack Program and volunteer opportunities.
Students then hosted a Cereal Drive, sponsored by the Student Government Association, to collect cereal to be donated to the Foodbank. Their goal was 694 boxes of cereal. Their mission, in addition helping feed the hungry in Hampton Roads, was to create a domino chain of cereal boxes around the middle school’s perimeter.
After the domino chain, the students packed up the cereal and will be donating it to the Foodbank on Monday, June 7, 2021.
BY THE NUMBERS
95 Number of in-person students and advisors in our middle school
347 The perimeter of the middle school’s hallway
562 Number of boxes of cereal
7,525.55 Total ounces of cereal collected for the Foodbank