Polk County Middle School collects 2,000 items for Outreach food pantry

Published 2:13 pm Friday, December 9, 2011

Polk Middle students collected more than 2,000 items for Thermal Belt Outreach Ministry’s food pantry. Shown here are: Front center: Jim McClintock from Thermal Belt Outreach Ministry, first row: Camron Moore, Nate Smart and Jamal Tanner with KC Day from Outreach; second row: Tyler Cook, Wesley Mullis, Khiree Green and Harrison Fisher; third row: Wil Rimer, Cory Skipper, Lucas Ewing and Mitchell Brown. (photo submitted by Langlee Garrett)

Polk County Middle School (PCMS) students recently competed in a food drive competition for Thermal Belt Outreach Ministry. Peer helpers sponsored a competition between homerooms for who collected the most items and brought in the most money. The money was used to buy out other homerooms so students had to bring more items in each day to get their totals back up.

Polk Middle eighth grade peer helpers Mireya Casas, Harrison Fisher, Jordan Mingorance, Madi Siegfried, Nate Smart, Fabyana Rivera and Caitlin Edwards helped organize the school’s food drive items for pick up before Thanksgiving break. (photo submitted by Langlee Garrett)

PCMS officials said the students had a great time competing against one another and raised $700 to be used toward needs at Outreach during the holidays. Students and staff also collected more than 2,000 items to help stock the food pantry during the winter months.
– article submitted by Langlee Garrett

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