During the weeks before coronavirus disrupted lives across the globe, Summit students were busy collecting canned goods to donate to Fishes & Loaves Food Pantry in Cashiers.
Each year the Middle School Student Council holds a food drive after the Christmas break to give the Pantry a nice boost to help make it through winter when donations are slow, said Summit Teacher and Faculty Rep Jesse Loyd. After two weeks of collecting as much as they could, students delivered 1,657 cans to the Pantry on March 20.
Loyd said the students did a great job and raised a couple hundred more cans than last year.
“I am beyond proud of how our students take up this project every year,” he said. “Small actions like this by each individual student and family really show how if we all work together we can truly make a difference.”
Loyd added that the Pantry is an important asset in the community and anything students can do to support the Pantry’s mission is a good thing.
“Fishes and Loaves fills a void that a lot of the times I think people in our community forgets exists,” he said. “They help families that need help just getting by day to day. A lot of people think something as simple as canned food is an easy donation, but for some it’s a meal on the table.”
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Pictured at the top of the article from left are Samuel Dyer, Rachel Dyer, Oliver Dyer, Jesse Loyd, and Townsend Dyer. Photos courtesy of Summit Charter School