During a recent event organized by Wendy Timmerman’s second-grade class at Hope Christian Academy in Dickinson, North Dakota, the school collected an impressive amount of support for a local food pantry. The event, held on May 19, involved the collection of approximately 1,500 pounds of donated nonperishable food items, as well as over $650 in funds. Following prayers and discussions, the students opted for a carnival fundraiser, held within the school’s gymnasium, to raise both funds and food donations for their chosen cause. The donations of food and funds gathered during the event will be directed toward the Association To Meet Emergency Needs Inc. (AMEN Food Pantry). To further enhance their efforts, Hope Christian Academy collaborated with the local Evangelical Bible Church congregation and residents from the area to encourage additional donations for the cause.
The Christian Post reports:
A North Dakota Christian school has collected nearly 1,500 pounds of donated nonperishable food items and over $650 in funds during an event to benefit a local food pantry.
Hope Christian Academy in Dickinson held the fundraiser spearheaded by Wendy Timmerman’s second-grade class on May 19. As the school year came to a close, Timmerman’s second-grade class decided to fulfill a service project for the community.
Following prayers about what they should embark on as a class, students picked the carnival fundraiser which they held in the school’s gymnasium to raise funds and gather food donations.
The gymnasium was transformed into a carnival theme and featured games, craft stations and baked goods. The class decided to invite Pre-K through 12th-grade students to join in donating nonperishable foods for the fundraiser.
The food and funds raised by the event will go to the Dickinson-based Association To Meet Emergency Needs Inc., also known as the AMEN Food Pantry. For more than 35 years, the pantry has served those in need within the community.
Hope Christian partnered with the local Evangelical Bible Church congregation and area residents to receive more donations. After three weeks of gathering donations, the second graders delivered the 1,469 pounds of food to the AMEN Food Pantry.
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