Highland Elementary students with their dump truck filled with 4,000 items for the food bank.
For the past two years Highland Elementary has held their “Fill the Dump Truck” food drive which has benefited the Lake Stevens Food Bank, and this year is no different. On November 21, staff, students, and their families delivered over 4,000 items of non-perishable food items.
The drive lasted for two weeks and was planned and carried out by 24 ASB students ranging from third to fifth grade. Principal Matt Pewitt explained that this was the first year that it was planned by the students. “They wanted to be leaders in the community,” said Pewitt. This food drive gave the students an excellent opportunity to demonstrate their leadership skills.
One kindergartner took her role in the food drive very seriously. Ruby Krause, whose dad is a teacher at North Lake Middle School and mom, teacher at HomeLink, took family time to collect food from donating customers in front of Safeway. Ruby collected 250 cans and brought them back to Highland to add to the school’s “Fill the Dump Truck” food drive.
The event proved to be hugely successful and will help the Lake Stevens Food Bank serve the community through the holiday season.