Hunger Doesn’t Take a Summer Vacation

Students will be coming home with a brown bag for our annual OMS Character Counts Food Drive. Donations can be brought to classrooms Monday, May 8th through Friday, May 12th. This food drive project helps students understand the ‘Character Counts’ pillars of Caring and Citizenship. Working together, we raise awareness about the issue of hunger and inspire empathy for those facing it. As a collaborative school community with responsible students, we see this as an important opportunity to help others.

Summer is a critical time for the food pantry, because donations drop dramatically during summer. Your generosity will help to sustain the 471 families that depend on the food pantry this summer. The pantry is in need of all types of non-perishable foods. Pantry needs: Beans (dry), Beef Stew, Cereal, Crackers, Dry Milk, Flour, Canned Fruit, Macaroni & Cheese, Canned Meat, Pasta, Oil, Soup, Pasta Sauce, Sugar, Vegetables, Rice, Facial Tissue, Toilet Paper, Paper Towels. Please no glass bottles or jars!

List of Most Needed Items

PLEASE NOTE: There will NOT be a human chain after school (5/12) this year!
The third and fourth graders will load bags onto the truck during morning recess. This change is at the request of the Township, so that they have ample time to receive donations and get them into the pantry.

We thank the fifth grade Service Learning Club for helping with tagging the bags, delivering bags to classrooms and maintaining the incoming donations.