A Can CAN Make a Difference- Hoover Middle School Food Drive
Hey Ma…What’s for dinner? America has long been called the land of plenty. However, sadly, millions of Americans are going hungry. In 2016, more than 35 million Americans lived in households that didn’t have enough food, including 12.6 million children, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. That’s a lot of people — many of whom depend on community food banks to make sure that they have enough to eat. In just Montgomery County, Manna food center collects and shares up to 4 million pounds of food each year with approximately 11,000 families. MANNA food center provides sacks of food to over MCPS students so that their families have meals for the weekend. We can do something to help. During the month of November, Hoover Middle School students and staff will be participating in a food drive. How does this work? Well, Monday, November 5th, the first day of the drive marks) our 40th day of school this year. Let’s set a goal for each of us to bring in four pounds of food this week! That is just 4 cans of food, four bags of rice, four boxes of whole grain pasta, or four jars of peanut or other natural nut butters! The drive will continue throughout the month of November. Collection boxes will be located in the hallway by the main office.