The Feed the Need 2011 Community Food Drive is underway, and Bellingham Christian School families are making a large donation.
The school had gathered more than an estimated 1,000 pounds of food by Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 19. School Principal Bob Sampson sent out the following email to the school community, sharing his delight at being trapped in his office due to the amount of donated non-perishables.
The food drive continues through the end of the week, with food and cash donations accepted at any Whatcom County Haggen store or Industrial Credit Union branches.
Wow! Instead of being trapped out of my office, I’ve been trapped in my office all day today because of food, food, food. It’s really a pain to get out of my office; that’s a good thing. Fortunately the 2nd grade brought me water, the 3rd grade brought me snacks, the 4th grade helped me get some things from the copy machine and the middle school were around to say hello and keep me company.
Great job on the food drive over these last two days! It’s amazing what we can do with only one day notice and two days to work on it. In just two days we’ve easily brought in more than 1,000 pounds of food to give to the Community Food Drive.
Several students commented that they forgot their food at home on the kitchen counter or by the door. That’s okay, Haggen Grocery stores will be collecting food through Friday.
Well done everyone. The heart of Jesus is that we help the poor and needy. This was a good opportunity to show our students one way to choose Jesus. And we’ve taken part in blessing our community. Amen! That’s our mission–to be a positive impact on our community.Mr. Sampson