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BISD students collect donations for Food Bank

Before the Thanksgiving break, Beaumont ISD students helped collect food for the Southeast Texas Food Bank. Beaumont United, Blanchette, Dishman, Fehl-Price, Guess, Homer Drive, Jones-Clark, Martin, Odom, Pietzsch-MacArthur, Regina and Vincent collected over 500 pounds of non-perishable items.

Each campus held a food drive to encourage students, staff and families to donate. Teacher Lisa Nolan at Dishman Elementary has assisted in their campus efforts for the past 19 years with their team collecting 1,548 can food items this year. The Student Council at Homer Drive Elementary challenged each classroom to bring in donations for a grand total which reached over 2,500 food items.

By BISD schools participating in our annual holiday food drive, we hope students learn some valuable life lessons. The drive can teach them to pull together as a community and to realize there are others in need who may face greater challenges than they do,” said Southeast Texas Food Bank Director Dan Maher. “I hope these lessons prepare our young people to be sensitive to the issue of hunger in our community. They should be proud of the impact they have by collecting this food and their participation inspires them to be generous in everything they do."

Curtis, Marshall, South Park, Taylor and West Brook also held food drives to help other community organizations.