Sixth graders on Team K at West Woods Upper Elementary School held the third annual cereal drive for the Farmington Food Pantry, one of many food pantries across the state facing dwindling supplies. To these students, “Special K” has taken on a whole new meaning.
When students on Team K demonstrate outstanding citizenship, they receive “Special Ks” at team meetings, which are then added to a bulletin board display. With the Special K theme in mind, a cereal drive seemed perfect. Students and their families donated 113 boxes.
“Our parents and students have shown great generosity and we are all proud,” said Mr. Buccetti. Many parents and students donated multiple times during the drive, he said.
A spokesperson from the Farmington Food Pantry said that the shelves were sparse before the donation and they are very thankful for the help. She said that donations drop off considerably after the holidays.
West Woods students are no strangers to giving, having collected thousands of dollars for UNICEF and hundreds of items for needy families during the holiday season.
Submitted by Team K at West Woods Upper Elementary School.