Study Wins Annual Food Drive Contest

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Displayed from: May 09, 2019 , until: Jul 09, 2019

Associated Churches and local members of the National Association of Letter Carriers celebrate Study Elementary Thursday, May 9, for collecting the largest amount of food in the annual food drive contest.

Each year, Fort Wayne Community Schools participates in the Letter Carriers’ Stamp Our Hunger food drive, which benefits the Associated Churches Food Bank. Study was the winner among six schools competing by collecting 1,800 pounds of food during the food drive.

"All the students won in my opinion,” said the Rev. Roger Reece, Executive Director of Associated Churches. “They learned that being a part of a community is also helping those in need around us – a lesson the entire city will demonstrate this Saturday by putting non-perishable food by their mailbox for letter carriers to pick up and drop off to Associated Churches."

The 27th annual Letter Carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive takes place Saturday, May 11. Food items collected locally will be distributed throughout Associated Churches’ 25 local food pantries. Additional information on the local food drive can be found at https://www.associatedchurches.org/stamp-out-hunger.

Study Food Drive

With nearly 30,000 students, Fort Wayne Community Schools is one of the largest school districts in Indiana. FWCS proudly allows families to choose any of its 50 schools through its successful school-choice program creating diversity in each school, including some with more than 75 languages spoken. FWCS offers seven magnet schools focusing on areas such as science and math, communication, fine arts or Montessori at the elementary and middle school level. In high school, students can choose from the prestigious International Baccalaureate program, Project Lead the Way or New Tech Academy as well as other rigorous academic and specialty training programs.