Purdy FCCLA collects over 5,000 pounds of food
The Purdy Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) Chapter held a food drive during the third week of October 2012. The group raised over 5,000 pounds in non-perishable foods.
The national community service project for FCCLA is "No Kid Hungry." The project was in conjunction with the national project. The Purdy FCCLA Chapter worked together with the AmeriCorps Reading Coaches to design a competition throughout the school to raise food for the food drive. Fifth hour classes in the high school and middle school brought food for their classes.
The class that brought the most food items received a pizza party. Josh Hughes' high school class and Lauren Lee's middle school class received pizzas for lunch on Nov. 16, 2012.
Second and third place classes received a sweet treat and all students in the Purdy School District received a small treat in reward for the hard work of each student and class.
In the elementary and pre-school, students that brought in five or more items would be allowed to choose a new book to take home. The elementary class that brought in the highest amount in pounds in each grade level had a free day in the gym during January to play on the inflatables.
The food items were delivered and donated to Crosslines in Monett and the Purdy Food Pantry.