With a troubling national economy and the arrival of Hunger Action Month comes a readiness to educate our children and community on the growing challenge of Americans to simply feed their families. Nearly 14 million children are estimated to be served by Feeding America, over 3 million of which are ages 5 and under. And many Americans find it necessary to turn to food banks and organizations like the Salvation Army for assistance.
The Red Bank Charter School (RBCS) prides its comprehensive Service Learning Curriculum as one of the most important missions of the school. RBCS children routinely engage in the local community from food banks and senior centers to Habitat for Humanity, learning of the importance of community service and volunteerism.
With this in mind, RBCS will launch an in-school food drive competition to benefit the food relief efforts of the Red Bank Salvation Army. Students and their families will collect canned goods and work toward the greatest weekly collection.
The food drive competition will culminate with a fun and free community-building event,
The Harvest Hoedown for Hunger, to take place at the Red Bank Salvation Army from 4 to 7 p.m. on Oct. 23.. Join the RBCS Community as they celebrate their achievements, show-off their square-dancing skills and compete in a Chili Cook-off!