For the first time, St. Anne's-Belfield School will join the March 6 – March 24 Neighbors 4 Neighbors School Food Drive to benefit the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank. Led by Albemarle County freshman Ryleigh Katstra, the drive brings together more than 30 public and private schools to coordinate student efforts to help hungry neighbors.
Ms. Debbie Lyle is the faculty organizer of the School's effort, and has shared that the most needed items include:
- Meals in a can (soup, stew, chili)
- Tuna or canned chicken
- Peanut butter (low sugar)
- Canned fruit in its own juice or water
- Low-sodium canned vegetables
- Olive or canola oil
- Low-sugar whole grain cereals
- Healthy snacks (granola bars, nuts, dried fruit)
Lyle asks that those donating items should remember that no glass containers may be accepted. Food bins are located inside Randolph Hall on the Greenway Rise Campus, near the entrances of both the Learning Village East and West Wings, and in the Pre-School. Bins will be available to accept donations through Friday, March 24.