Today I was up at the ungodly hour of 4:30am to take my oldest two girls to school so that they could take part in the school assembly that started at 4:45am.
What!?!? You ask… well my kids along with all the other kids in our school district have raised 177, 402 pounds of food for the eastern Michigan Food Bank. This is simply amazing and shows how much the kids care about their community and helping out those in need. I am really proud of all the work that my kids along with all the others have done over the past school year.
The local TV station picked up on their efforts a few years ago when it was just the Owosso & Corunna schools (cross town rivals) going against one another to see who could raise the most food. And now the program has grown to include schools from Lapeer, Clio, Flint, Saginaw, and all over mid-Michigan. All of these kids are doing a great thing to help out.
Each Friday a school is featured live on WJRT channel 12 and they compete against one another for the Spirit Cup and the school that raises the most food is the winner. This year Owosso is the winner!
The video is pretty long… like almost 30 minutes long. But it highlights the efforts that the kids in Owosso & mid-Michigan have made throughout the school year as well as footage from this morning’s live coverage.
Do you have a similar program in your community to help out others?