Silver Beach students give donations to food bank

Student leaders and fifth graders at Silver Beach Elementary School led a campaign to collect food donations for the Bellingham Food Bank in the month of December. The leadership group called, Helping Hawks, created advertisements and presented in classrooms. As donations were received, students collected and weighed the food. By the end of the food drive the students had collected more than 1,000 pounds of food. The food was delivered to the Bellingham Food Bank on Dec. 15, just in time for the holidays.

“Silver Beach’s mission is to inspire learning and leadership in every child,” said Principal Nicole Talley. “Our goals with student outreach projects such as this align to The Bellingham Promise outcomes in inspiring students to be: Leaders, collaborators, team players, respectful and compassionate human beings who are engaged community members making a difference in the world.”

One fifth grade student said, “It was a thrilling experience for me to serve my community.”



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