Students at Greater Atlanta Christian School (GAC) donated more than 22,000 non-perishable items to help fight food insecurity at the local level.
“The Can-A-Thon enhances our students’ understanding of the need to provide food and love to surrounding communities where there is a great need right now,” said GAC School President Scott Harsh.
GAC has hosted the Can-A-Thon event for the past 10 years. Students from kindergarten through 12th grade at the school collect non-perishable food items through various incentives and contests.
This year the school was able to donate 22,563 non-perishable items to the Salvation Army on December 2nd.
The Can-A-Thon aims to fight food insecurity in Gwinnett County and beyond.
“It’s not just canned goods. The Can-A-Thon is about the people who live and work near us. The GAC family has been called to use what we have been given to alleviate the burden of hunger and food insecurity,” Harsh said.
The Dec. 2 event was a school-wide collaborative effort. Approximately 1,800 GAC students had the opportunity to participate in the manual picking, counting, packaging and delivery of food. The GAC Concert Choir serenaded volunteers at the Salvation Army donation drive.
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