In Sardis Enrichment School’s inaugural food drive competition, students collected more than 1,600 cans of food in four days to benefit Gainesville children and families.
“The overwhelming response of students, teachers and staff to this food drive has been amazing,” school counselor Monie Shope said.
During an awards assembly, Principal Neil Yarrington presented a Community Service Award to every student in Ms. Fung’s fifth-grade class, which won the competition with 140 donated cans.
“Collecting 1,600 cans is another example of what great kids we have at Sardis,” Yarrington said.
Assistant Principal Staci Wagner praised the entire student body for “developing their hearts along with their minds.”