Fighting Hunger: Board of education members join in Davie High effort
Published 10:20 am Thursday, December 1, 2022
Davie County Schools (DCS) Board of Education members, along with teachers and staff, partnered with Davie County High Hunger Fighters to deliver specially packaged boxes of food to students and their families for the Thanksgiving holiday.
Hunger Fighters, a nonprofit started by Davie High teachers in 2011, is dedicated to providing nutritional assistance to Davie High students and their families to decrease the effects that childhood hunger has on education and family stresses. The group has a pantry onsite at the high school, and last week, it provided boxes of food including a Food Lion gift card to 120 families.
“This is a great example of servant leadership,” said board of education member Lori Smith, who is also on the board of directors for Hunger Fighters. “To be serving students in this way, and easing a burden on their families is a blessing to all of us. We don’t want families to go hungry at any time, especially during the holidays.”
“We are thankful for the outpouring of donations and support from our board, staff, students and community to be able to assist our families in this manner,” said Jeff Wallace, superintendent. “With almost half of our student population qualifying for free or reduced lunch this year, we know the need is great in our community and we are honored to help.”
All Board of Education members helped with boxing and delivery. Approximately 30 Davie High teachers and staff also helped.
Hunger Fighters is always in need of food and monetary donations, assistance packing and delivering food, and help with outreach. Visit daviehungerfighters.org.