Students at Nicolet High School went above and beyond during the holiday season by supporting Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin in various ways. In November, the school held a food drive and collected over 13,300 pounds of food that can provide up to 11,120 meals.
“Each year, our Spanish 4 Honors class looks for an opportunity to connect with the greater community, and collecting food and money to donate to those less fortunate is a perfect opportunity to do just that,” Dr. Samual Cox, Nicolet High School’s Spanish teacher shared.
Students helped load donations into the semi-truck to be sorted and sent off to tour member pantries. Then, 35 students and chaperones spent their Saturday morning at our Milwaukee food bank helping sort the food.
“Nicolet’s students love not only learning about the importance of serving the community, but also putting that plan into action by volunteering at least one of their Saturdays to help in the distribution center,” Dr. Cox shared. “Our hope is that this commitment to serving the community is one that lasts a lifetime, and in the meantime help to serve a typically underserved segment of our community.”
Lastly, the Nicolet High School Choir joined us at Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin’s night at the Milwaukee Downtown Holiday Lights where the park lit up with colors while the choir sang festive tunes.
From collecting to sorting food, there are many ways you can support Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin and make a difference in your community. If you’re looking for ways to help, contact Volunteer@FeedingAmericaWI.org.