A Plus: Wayne Trail Elementary

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THIS WEEK WE’RE GIVING OUT OUR A PLUS TO STUDENTS IN MAUMEE, WHO ARE USING THEIR TIME TO HELP FEED THE HUNGRY.

WE HEARD FROM ASHLEY ADKINS, A 4TH GRADE TEACHER AT WAYNE TRAIL ELEMENTARY, WHO TOLD US HOW THE SCHOOL’S STUDENTS AND STAFF TEAMED UP WITH COMMUNITY MEMBERS TO PACKAGE MEALS FOR MALNOURISHED CHILDREN IN MANY COUNTRIES AROUND THE WORLD.

THROUGH A NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION CALLED “FEED MY STARVING CHILDREN,” VOLUNTEERS STARTED THE PACKING PROCESS BY LEARNING ABOUT THE INGREDIENTS IN THE MEALS THEY WOULD BE PACKING, AND ABOUT HOW EACH MEAL IS DESIGNED TO IMPROVE HEALTH AND REVERSE THE IMPACTS OF MALNUTRITION.

THEN THEY WATCHED A VIDEO ABOUT SAFETY, AND HOW TO PROPERLY PACK THE MEALS.

ONCE STUDENTS PUT ON THEIR HAIR NETS AND GOT PAST LOOKING A LITTLE SILLY, THEY BEGAN PACKING!

MS. ADKINS WRITES THAT “STUDENTS WERE REALLY MOTIVATED AND WANTED TO PACKAGE AS MANY MEALS AS POSSIBLE.”

THE PACKING EVENT WENT ALL DAY FRIDAY, AND CONTINUED ON SATURDAY, WHEN STUDENTS RETURNED TO PACK MORE MEALS ALONGSIDE FELLOW COMMUNITY MEMBERS.

AFTER COMPLETION, THE STUDENTS AND COMMUNITY WERE ABLE TO HELP PACKAGE A TOTAL OF 225 THOUSAND MEALS.

225 THOUSAND MEALS! THAT'S ENOUGH TO FEED 650 CHILDREN ONE MEAL A DAY FOR A WHOLE YEAR!

NOW THAT’S A LOT OF PACKING! FOR ALL THAT HARD WORK, AND FOR SHARING THEIR INSPIRING STORY WITH US, WE’RE GIVING THIS WEEK’S A-PLUS TO WAYNE TRAIL ELEMENTARY.

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