4,624 Pounds (Over 2 Tons!) of Food Collected by Delta Opportunity School
The overwhelming amount of food donated tops all projections! Delta Opportunity School held a "Souper Bowl of Caring" Food Drive Contest among classes in participating schools, and as a result DOS collected 8 truckloads of food donations weighing 4,624 pounds! The food items will be used to combat hunger in four ways. First, appropriate items will be used in weekly backpacks for the DOS Food for Thought program, which serves 150 students weekly throughout the school year and provides a food pantry for students and their families 6 times during the summer. Second, DOS donated needed items to the Abraham Connection/Delta County Homeless Shelter. Third, oversized items and six 50 pound bags of onions were donated to the Delta Food Pantry. Fourth, DOS students will be using donated cake mixes to bake items to be sold to support a program that helps kids in Peru.
The winning classes received banana split parties served by DOS students. The second and third place winners, and BELA preschool children received popsicles. The winning teachers earned gift cards to Davetos, some of which were donated by Daveto's. DOS wants to send out a huge THANK YOU for the generous support we received from all of the participating schools in Delta and Cedaredge. The top donator was Cedaredge Elementary School who donated 1601 pounds of food. Garnet and Lincoln came in second and third, and almost tied with just over 1300 pounds each. The families in these communities really support each other.
DOS students loved working hard advertising, weighing, and collecting all of the food, and giving the parties. They feel that with this food drive contest their idea of “kids feeding kids” happened in a community wide way!