“I really don’t have much money to buy groceries, and when I can’t buy them, I go to the pantry and it really helps. I really appreciate it, and I’m sure many others do too.” ~ Barb

Mansfield school’s theme: 'Feeding Others Feeds Us!'

Helping others is one of the most important lessons taught at the Foundation Academy in Mansfield. Which is why the students there conduct a food drive each year.

The theme of this year’s effort is ‘Feeding Others Feeds Us.’ Students throughout the K through 9 charter school are encouraged to bring in non-perishable items – peanut butter, soups, canned meats, paper goods, etc. – which this year were donated to Catholic Charities’ H.O.P.E. Pantry in Mansfield.

An entire SUV filled with good things

The amount of food collected was impressive, filling the entire rear compartment of a Suburban SUV.

Krista Wade, a school mother who helped to organize the effort, said that in the past her family has been helped by the H.O.P.E. Pantry.

“My husband was a contractor, and there were times food was scarce. It helped knowing we could get help when we needed it,” she said.

Individuals in need benefit from the H.O.P.E. Pantry donations.

“We depend on the generosity of individuals and organizations like the Foundation Academy,” said Patrice Scott, Community Outreach Coordinator for Catholic Charities in Mansfield. “We’re grateful to those kids and their parents. Without people like them, we couldn’t be doing what we do.”

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