Sunday, November 13, 2016


Fulton Science Academy Service Learning Clubs announced a wonderful partnership with Blessings in a Backpack, a local nonprofit that aims to curb childhood hunger by providing food to at-risk children in our community.

Between now and the end of this semester, FSA students will be asked to donate individual, serving-sized, non-perishable items in their homerooms to help fight childhood hunger in our local community. Collections will continue from November 1 through December 6.

Partnering with “Blessings in a Backpack,” a local non-profit organization, FSAPS Service Learning Club members will collect items that will be sent home in personalized bags with school children in the north Atlanta metro area. Our representative will pick up donations weekly and deliver them to the schools served by the program. Our goal is to help supply nutritious food to children in need and help them to feel strong and ready to learn.

The statistics about childhood hunger are alarming! One in seven people in the metro-Atlanta area turns to food banks to help feed themselves and their families. Many families do not have the means to provide for their basic food needs. In fact, more than 164,000 children in the metro Atlanta area are afflicted by this reality.

FSAPS wants to help because #fsacares! We hope you will please help us make this campaign successful!

Grade level homerooms have been assigned specific products from the organization’s wish list of foods to help the children. Items include:

Pre K – K : Fruit Cups/Canned Chicken Soup (individual servings)

Grade 1: Canned Vegetables/Clementines/WOW Butter (Horizon product) (individual servings)

Grade 2: Mac and Cheese Cups/Canned Pastas – like Ravioli, Spaghetti and others (individual servings)

Grade 3: Pudding Cups/ Apple Sauce Cups/Grits and Mashed Potatoes (individual servings)

Grade 4: Granola Bars/Mixed Fruit Bars/Apples (individually packaged)

Grade 5: Canned Tuna/Canned Vienna Sausages/ Fruit Gummies(individually packaged)

Grade 6: Pretzels/Cheezits Snack Foods/Pop Tarts (individually packaged)

Grade 7: Popcorn/Rice Krispie Treats/ Individual Rice Packets (individually packaged)

Grades 8: Cookies/Raisins/Individually wrapped baked goods – like Muffins (individually packaged)

Grade 9-10: Single serving shelf stable milk (made by Horizon)/Single serve Breakfast Cereals/ Oatmeal Packets (individually packaged)

Please send in your donated items, as often as you wish, between now and December 6. Donation drop zones have been set up in the front lobby for lower grades and the cafeteria for upper grades. Service learning club members will be responsible for collecting and recording donations.

To engender a friendly spirit of competition between the grade levels, the winning grade will receive a reward at the conclusion of the campaign.

We thank each and every one of you in advance for your generous spirit. Thank you for helping us be a part of the solution to childhood hunger.

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