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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (September 19, 2014) -- Montgomery Area Food Bank (MAFB) and Montgomery Public School (MPS) will continue their month-long Hunger Action Month campaign with a Special Assembly this afternoon at 1:30 at Halcyon Elementary School, which was the MPS school with the highest percentage of Sticker participation on Hunger Action Day (September 4th).
September is Hunger Action Month, and on Hunger Action Day students and staff were allowed to forgo their dress code if they donated $1 and wore a Hunger Action Month sticker. In total; MPS students and staff raised $6667 or 43,335 1/2 meals to help fight hunger.
Details of the assembly’s activities are still being kept close hold, but MPS will be presenting the food bank with a check of the proceeds raised by students and staff. One other detail is that there will be music for the students to enjoy.
Later this month MPS officials will also be delivering the Top 21 entries competing in the $10,000 Public Service Announcement and Art Contests, which students have been working on since the beginning of the school year. All prizes awarded will be used to purchase classroom supplies. This year’s contest theme is: “How Does Child Hunger Hurt?”
Montgomery Area Food Bank wishes to express its appreciation for the daily support received from throughout the River Region. Philanthropic support comes in many sizes, shapes, denominations and gestures - like BlueWater Broadcasting’s generosity to conduct Friday’s live assembly in celebration of the school with the highest percentage of Hunger Action Month Sticker participation.
The food bank is thrilled to acknowledge and thank all Montgomery Public School students and staff who literally took “Action” during Hunger Action Month. Hopefully their participation and willingness to lead by example has touched others as much as it has touched and inspired everyone at the food bank!
At the Montgomery Area Food Bank we like to say that our mission Feeds Hope Across Alabama. But today, we’re proud to say, that job has been done by the students of Montgomery Public Schools.
Well Done, you are inspiring!
Montgomery Area Food Bank, Montgomery Public Schools
to Honor School Participation in Hunger Action Month