A group of North Royalton Middle School fifth-grade students took the initiative to leave a letter with a bag on their neighbors’ doors asking for canned food donations for their school collection. A week later, the students and their families drove around the neighborhoods to collect all the food.
“We are so proud of our fifth graders who spent their Sunday collecting two truckloads of goods for our canned food drive,” said North Royalton Middle School Principal, Erin Calabrese. “They did something that brought our community together for a cause. Their actions sent a message about how impactful one act of kindness can be.”
"I felt good about getting food for people who needed it," said Carson Evangelista from Team Millennium.
Ben Wright from Team Millennium said, "I wanted to contribute, and I enjoy the feeling of helping others."
"It was exciting to see all of the generous people leaving donations out to give to the people in need in our community,” said Logan Hanzel from Team Millennium.
Wesley Beck from Team Raptor said, "It was fun and exciting to do something good with friends."
The students collected 1,600 non perishable canned food items over the first two weeks of November. Overall, more than 5,100 items were collected by the whole school. The food was donated to the North Royalton Office of Aging/North Royalton Food Bank.