STS students continue to do their part to help fight hunger in Wake County.
For the fourth year in a row, fourth grade students supplied and packed food for the North East Wake Backpack Buddies program. Under the guidance of STS parent and Backpack Buddies volunteer Joy Shillingsburg, the students packed 200 breakfast bags to go into the backpacks that travel home each weekend with underprivileged students from various schools in Wake County.
In an efficient assembly line, each student added individually wrapped food to zip-lic bags that will be sent home in backpacks. The 200 mini boxes of cereal, 200 granola bars, 400 oatmeal packs and 400 pieces of fruit were purchased with money students earned doing chores or odd jobs above and beyond their typical chores at home. Students earned the money used to purchase the items so they could feel even more a part of the full process of the project. Some students cut out box tops, some cooked dinner and baked dessert for their families, while others collected trash from all rooms of the house for a few weeks, and some were dishwashers. There was even left over funds that were donated to the program.