not too late to donate
It’s not too late to donate food or toiletries for the Cottonwood Food bank. Items will be collected until Friday, May 10th. Students will have their names put in a drawing for each item they bring in. One Junior High student will win an extra-large pizza from the Hang Out. Four High School students will each win one drive-in movie ticket. Community members can bring their donations to Riener’s Grocery and Cottonwood Foods.
Krystal Ellis’ 7th grade Pre-Algebra students welcomed guest speaker, Cari Miller, from the Lewiston branch of The Idaho Foodbank. She explained how food banking works, the importance of donating healthy foods, and the rates of “food insecurity” in Idaho. Food insecurity is when a person is unsure where their next meal is coming from. She told the students that sometimes working people may fall on hard times and not be able to feed themselves and still pay their bills. One in four Idaho children experience food insecurity. Some of Mrs. Ellis’ math classes are collecting data on the donations to incorporate the project into the classroom.
The food bank, which is run by St. Mary’s Hospital, is especially in need of Toiletries right now. Personal items such as toothbrushes, toothpaste, toilet paper, shampoo and conditioner, soap, deodorant, and laundry detergent are needed. Nonperishable food is always welcome, as well.
Thank you all for your support. We can all make a difference. Every item helps! Call Loretta Poxleitner, GEAR UP Site Coordinator at Prairie Junior/Senior High, with any questions.