Post students collect for Arlington Community Food Bank
December 28, 2011 · Updated 1:16 PM
ARLINGTON — Post Middle School students recently helped make the holidays a bit less burdensome for local families in need with a five-day donation drive for the Arlington Community Food Bank that collected 1,350 pounds of food and raised $1,150, all of which went to the food bank.
Post Middle School teacher Jody Bergeson’s sixth-grade class generated more items for the food bank than any other class, although fellow Post sixth-grade teacher Robin Foster emphasized that the school places less priority on competition between classes than it does on working together to help out those in need.
The Post Leadership Class organized the food drive, sorting the food and counting the money with the help of Post’s Chief Financial Officer, Megan Bryson, while Post ASB officers and other students helped unload the food and presented the food bank with an oversized check made out to the food bank.
“The timing of the delivery was during the Thanksgiving meal that the food drive provides,” Foster said. “Post students were able to sit down and have a bite to eat with many community members.”
“I’m not sure what I thought people who needed the food bank looked like, but it turned out that they looked just like us,” Post Leadership student Jacob Olson said.