A story about the recent “pack-a-thon” at Grace Christian School, a ministry of the West Kittanning Grace Brethren Church in Kittanning, Pa. (Larry Edwards, pastor), appears in this week’s Kittanning Paper. A portion of the story appears below. Click here for the complete article.
More than 50 Grace Christian School students rolled up their sleeves, put on latex gloves and got to work Friday morning – working to feed the hungry.
Students of all ages filled dozens of cardboard boxes with bags of macaroni and cheese Friday to donate to the Armstrong County food bank organized through Community Action Agency. …
Principal Darlene Edwards said students from pre-K to 11th grade helped out at various points during the school day. The event helps advocate the school outreach efforts before next month’s Day of Giving fundraising campaign.
“When they first brought it up, I’m thinking ‘Well, that’s going to Pittsburgh – there’s no way (Community Action) can dispense this much food,’” Principal Edwards said.
Edwards said the company provided everything – from clear bags to sealing equipment.
“The only thing we provided were the stickers, and the man labor,” Principal Edwards laughed. …
Grace Brethren Church Pastor Larry Edwards – and also Principal Edwards’ husband – was pleased with the students’ enthusiasm and work ethic. He said he has seen growth in both the school and the church.
“They told us that the kids are probably the most efficient they’ve ever had,” Pastor Edwards said. “There’s a big need in our community for a lot of food.”
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