Al Tahoe students collect canned food |

Al Tahoe students collect canned food

The students at Al Tahoe Elementary School are helping people in the community who may be in need of food this holiday season. Under the direction of Socorro Wackenhut, Al Tahoe’s Service Learning Project coordinator, the students at Al Tahoe collected more than 1,500 cans and boxes of food. Everything from Spaghetti-os, macaroni and cheese and favorite cereals were donated along with the traditional holiday foods like cranberry sauce, corn and boxes of mashed potato flakes.

As they were counting the cans and boxes Alexis Holmes said, “It’s fun to help people who need food.” D.J. Dupuy added, “Collecting food is an easy way to help people who are hungry.”

The Service Learning Project is directed at allowing children the opportunity to donate their time and resources to the community.

“Hopefully, this excitement about helping others will stay with them throughout adulthood, so that giving aback to the community is part of who they are and what they do,” Wackenhut said.

All food items will be divided between the Family Resource Center and the South Lake Tahoe Women’s Center.

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