by Cori Hilsgen
Students at Kennedy Community School were once again busy helping people in need in the area.
Seventh- and eighth-grade students who are part of WE Act recently participated in a We Scare Hunger event where students went trick-or-treating to collect food and nonperishable items for the St. Joseph Community Food Shelf.
Co-advisors for the drive are Mike Stuber and Kelli Maurer. Stuber teaches social studies and Maurer teaches language arts at Kennedy.
Stuber said they encourage the students to ask people they know ahead of time so they can have food ready to pick up the night of Halloween.
He parks his truck in town and the students are able to drop off the food they have collected in it.
If transportation is a problem for the students, they are able to drop off collections in Stuber’s classroom the day after Halloween and he then delivers it to the local food shelf.
Although a smaller amount of food was collected this year than in past years, students were still able to contribute some needed food and supplies to the local food shelf.
WE Act is an organization that believes adolescents are capable of changing the world.
The group works on social-justice issues in the area and around the world. Students involved with WE Act participate in local and global actions to benefit issues youth care about.
Kennedy has been participating in the We Scare Hunger event for several years.