Hunger Heroes

Hunger Heroes
Posted on 2014/09/26

September 2014

St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance has kicked off their eighth annual challenge to valley high schools and Moon Valley is proud to take them up on it.  St. Mary’s provides food backpacks to school age children, meals for the elderly, emergency food boxes to families, and even a mobile pantry for those most vulnerable.  The program’s primary goal is to help provide food to those in need, but like many philanthropic endeavors, this cause found another way to branch out in our community.  St. Mary’s Community Kitchen offers food service training to those who face employment barriers.  Participants sharpen their culinary skills in order to obtain the competencies required to secure jobs that will provide them with gainful employment, while helping to feed hungry people.  Additionally, there is CK (Community Kitchen) Catering, which allows Community Kitchen employees interested in breaking through to the catering business by working alongside St. Mary’s Chef Instructors.  People in the community are invited to contact St. Mary’s if you would like your event catered and also want to do some good in the community.

Moon Valley will launch its efforts with a can drive at the newly built MOD Pizza at the southeast corner of 31st Avenue and Peoria.  On Monday, September 29th between 6 and 8 PM, bring in 5 non-perishable food items and get a coupon for a free pizza.  Then we will move into the month of October continuing the food drive in our classrooms.  The classroom to collect the most food, wins a pizza party from, you guessed it, MOD Pizza.

Moon Valley Student Council proudly leads this charge and the Rockets challenge parents and our local community to help in the collection of non-perishable food.  So let’s fill up those boxes and be Hunger Heroes!