The News Courier in Athens, Alabama


February 10, 2014

AHS students fill 500 food bags for needy students

ATHENS — Athens High School recently collected items for the Full Tummy Project, a local program that provides small bags of food on Fridays for children in need in the Athens and Limestone County school systems.

School administrators have identified the children as at risk for weekend hunger, and many of them would not eat without the help.

“It makes me proud to be a part of such a caring group of students and adults here at Athens High School,” said AHS mathematics teacher Karen Clem.

She said the clubs and organizations at AHS worked together the first semester to coordinate how the school could collect enough items to cover February for the Full Tummy Project.

“With the help of our great students, faculty and staff, our project was a huge success,” Clem said. “Our school collected more than 7,000 items during January, and we were able to fill 500 bags. This will help more than 120 needy students from our school system to have food every weekend for the entire month of February.”

Those who helped

Clem said the project was accomplished with the leadership of the following AHS student organizations: Octagon Club, French Club, Spanish Club, JROTC, Future Business Leaders of America, Beta Club, National Honor Society, Art Club, National Art Honor Society, Students Against Destructive Decisions, Family, Career and Community Leaders of America and Student Council Association.

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