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Ritenour Holiday Food Drives Benefit Community
Despite the challenges of the pandemic and the majority of Ritenour students in a virtual learning format, Ritenour staff and families had successful holiday food drives in December 2020.
- In November, Ritenour High School Leadership students led a highly successful food drive with collection bins at RHS and several businesses, churches and apartment complexes within the district. Although all students were learning from home, they collected more than $7,000 in shelf-stable food items to donate to Ritenour Co-Care. The Husky football, volleyball, basketball and cheer teams, as well as the Rhythmettes and Game Changers had a friendly competition in how many items each group could collect. Check out Leadership's video that shows how they exceeded their goal.
- As part of a project on food insecurity with the Ritenour Center for Gifted Education, Wyland fifth-graders Addie Stout and Maylee Marino collected more than 400 cans of food for Ritenour Co-Care.
- Hoech Middle School staff and families dropped off more than 680 non-perishable food items at school to be donated to Ritenour Co-Care.
- The Ritenour School for Early Childhood Education received an anonymous donation that provided five RSECE families with gift cards for $120 to a local grocery store. The school’s Family Engagement Team raised more than $325 from staff and families for Ritenour Co-Care.
- At Marvin Elementary, staff members filled boxes with non-perishable food for 17 families. Each box also included a few small gifts from the Girl Scouts or the National Guard toy drive. Additionally, each family received a turkey breast thanks to the generosity of fifth-grader Tula Stewart and the Marvin Girl Scout Troop.
- The Administrative Center collected 126 jars of peanut butter and jelly for Ritenour Co-Care.