Students in Roseburg pack 10,000 meals for those in need | KEZI

Students filled each bag with rice, beans and other non-perishable proteins. Then, the students packed the bags into boxes.Posted: Feb 28, 2020 4:46 PMPosted By: Evita Garza ROSEBURG, Ore. — Kindergarten through 12th grade students from Geneva Academy packed 10,000 meals on Friday for their first-ever “Feed the Need” service project.Students filled each bag with rice, beans and other non-perishable proteins. Then, the students packed the bags into boxes.Organizers said one bag was equivalent to six meals.They said the boxes will be distributed to five different food pantries in Douglas County. They will also send a few boxes to food pantries overseas.Brian Turner, Geneva Academy’s headmaster, said they wanted to find a way for the students to give back, but they wanted it to be more unique than most fundraisers.“You may be familiar with a lot of fundraisers where students have to sell cookie dough or candy bars or something like that,” said Turner. “Instead of doing that, they’re doing a service project.”One student said his favorite part about packing was working with his classmates.“Well, it’s a lot of fun — it’s like a big team,” said Oliver Sommer, an eighth grader. “Or like a big machine where we get to work together.”Turner said the money used to buy all the supplies was fundraised by the students.He said the students asked friends, family and local businesses to sponsor them.

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