SMYRNA, TN (WSMV) – Stewarts Creek Middle School organized more than 100 administrators, faculty, staff, students and parents who donated their time to Feed the Children and collected over 4,000 items for the meals of Thanksgiving for a Smyrna organization.
Dr Letoni Murry, principal of Stewarts Creek Middle, decided to make November 11 – Veterans Day – a day of service to honor the school’s three veterans and to help a local community partner – Feed the Children. Over 100 volunteers – administrators, faculty, staff, students and parents – volunteered their time to thank you.
âWe wanted to overwhelm them with The Creek,â Murry said.
Murry said there were also volunteers from John Coleman and Wilson Elementary Schools and Smyrna Middle School in Stewarts Creek for three hours from 9 a.m. to noon.
Everyone was divided into teams to assemble and prepare personal care products, food and Avon products for distribution.
More than 880 personal care boxes and 14,960 pounds were prepared by Stewarts Creek volunteers, along with 520 individual food boxes totaling an additional 13,000 pounds of food, according to Feed the Children. The boxes will be given to children and families across the Southeast.
âYou feel great when so many people show up,â Murry said.
The previous week, Stewarts Creek Middle hosted a Thanksgiving food drive sponsored by the Family, Career & Community Leaders of America club in which they raised more than double the goal of 2,000 items, after donating 4 101 articles at the Smyrna Nourish Food Bank. FCCLA is partnering with Apex Moving + Storage as part of its Move for Hunger initiative. Apex also provided all the boxes for shipping, delivered items to the Smyrna Nourish Food Bank, and provided Amazon gift cards that were awarded to the top three teachers for the most Thanksgiving items.
âI think it resonates with the kids and with our adults here,â Murry said. “It proves our culture and our climate that we’ve built and what we have here at The Creek.”
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