Pacific students collect canned goods for local food closet

e-Connections Post Pacific

As part of the KCRA’s Kids Can! Food Drive, students and families at Pacific Elementary School donated 1,177 canned goods to the South Sacramento Interfaith Partnership  Emergency Food Closet, which serves Pacific’s neighborhood.

The drive was organized by the school’s Student Council, which engaged the primary and intermediate students in some friendly competition to increase participation.

The competition worked. One of the first grade classes donated 105 food items while a fourth grade class brought in 199 items. The winning classrooms will have a pizza party, compliments of the Student Council.

Pacific students averaged two food items per student. Last year, only 940 cans of food were donated, so this year’s collection increased by more than 200 items, or 25 percent. Congrats!