Students take to streets to help feed other students

Eighth grade students at Grandville Middle School walked three miles to raise money for Kids’ Food Basket (courtesy photo)

Eighth grade students at Grandville Middle School raised $2,419 for Kids’ Food Basket as part of a three-mile walk to raise awareness about the issue of hunger in the community. Students also decorated 500 food sacks and packed 400 snack bags.One student, Elizabeth Meendering, collected $1,011 on her own by going door-to-door asking for pop bottles and donations. 

Kids’ Food Basket supplies evening meals to approximately 8,000 West Michigan students living at or near the poverty level in nearly 50 schools.

Before the walk, students spent time in class studying the effects that hunger has on children.

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Hannah Lentz
A 2017 graduate of Grand Valley State University and a lifelong teacher’s kid, Hannah Lentz has worked as a journalist in and outside the Grand Rapids area for more than five years. After serving as editor-in-chief at the GVSU student newspaper, Hannah interned at the Leelanau Enterprise where she learned a lot about community journalism. In addition to her work for School News Network, Hannah has worked as a freelance blogger in the furniture industry, focusing on design trends, and as a social media manager for World Medical Relief in Detroit. Read Hannah's full bio or email Hannah.

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