Boone County School District Supports GO Pantry

GO Pantry provides food to Boone County (Northern Kentucky) children who do not have enough to eat at home.  For reasons identified by the school, GO BOXES and GO BAGS are provided to students who will not receive the food they need on the days that school is not open. During the school year students receive breakfast and lunch during the school day.  When school is not in session, many of them do not eat.  GO Pantry provides food for students during the times they are not in school.

5th graders at Ockerman Elementary researched, gave speeches, advertised, counted/sorted cans for Go Pantry. As a result, students became more passionate and compassionate people and writer and were able to let others know of needs in the community.

Ockerman Elementary canned good drive.
Ockerman Elementary canned good drive.

A third-grade classroom and the Recyclones club led the Go Pantry campaign at Burlington Elementary. The Recyclones members set a goal and publicized the event by creating posters to hang throughout the school. Announcements were also written and shared daily. A goal chart was made and daily counts were recorded. Students were promised an incentive of PJ day if the goal of 500 cans was met. Students went well beyond that goal and also received a hat day for their efforts. Students learn how to show empathy, compassion, and friendship towards others.

Students at Burlington Elementary collect canned goods.
Students at Burlington Elementary collect canned goods.
Students at Burlington Elementary collect canned goods.

Students at Goodridge Elementary collected non-perishable foods that support our Backpack Buddies (food sent home on weekend with students who might not have food available) as well as area food banks. Students learned about hunger and how it touches people all around their school and community. Students build the food mountain and help to weigh and count all of the food that is given. We have a group called the “Caring Cardinals” who put the food bags together for the Backpack Buddies.

The GMS 5K is a fundraiser for our holiday drive which will help students within our community receive help during the holidays. Students at Gray Middle School raised $4,000 to support their community.