Jackson and A2 Students Collect and Donate Breakfast Foods
The lunch staff at Jackson Elementary and A2 Charter schools recently challenged the students to bring in donations of breakfast foods. The purpose of the food drive was two-fold: to stress the importance of eating a nutritional breakfast and to donate to those in need.
The timing of
this project coincides with the annual state testing that will takes place each November. Research shows that students who eat a nutritional breakfast are better
test takers than those students who do not eat breakfast.
From October 11 to October 27, the students donated a total of 139 non-perishable breakfast items. Donations ranged from oatmeal to pancake mix to cereal to breakfast bars. A portion of the items collected will be given to Jackson families in need and the rest will be donated to Boys & Girls Club and a local food pantry.
Dawn Wagner, Jackson's Lunchroom Supervisor, poses with the 139 breakfast items
that were donated by the Jackson and A2 students.
Sheboygan Area School District Press Release
November 16, 2010