Fletcher Elementary School 4th Graders Donate to St. Susan’s Center

“Does anyone know what we do at St. Susan’s Center?” asked Jeffrey Smith, Executive Director, St. Susan’s Center to Fletcher Elementary School fourth graders in Andrea Marsh’s class.

“You help feed people,” said one student.

“There are many things that we do but you are correct, one of our most important goals is to feed people who are hungry. Everyone is welcome at St. Susan’s Center if they are hungry and need a meal,” said Mr. Smith.

Mr. Smith visited Mrs. Marsh’s class to thank them for their donation. For two weeks, the students collected 90 cans of food to donate for Thanksgiving. The students donated 45 cans and Mrs. Marsh matched their donation. Every time a student brought in a donation, Mrs. Marsh added a feather to a turkey on the wall so students could see their progress. Mrs. Marsh did the community service project to teach the students how good it can feel to help out their local community.

“It’s important to help other people who don’t have enough food,” said Fletcher Elementary School student, Landen Piazza. “If you don’t donate food, then sometimes people won’t have anything to eat. We just wanted to help.”

St. Susan’s Center serves meals on a normal day to 400 to 450 people daily. The Center also has a “Grocery Table” where people can choose food to take home.

“I really enjoy coming into the schools and see the children’s excitement at giving back to their community,” said Mr. Smith. “I think it is a wonderful thing that the children are learning to give back to their community and we are so thankful for their donation.”

posted on 11/27/2014 - filed under: Community, Elementary School, Spotlight, Students, teachers