Students Raise Awareness of Food Insecurity | The River Food Pantry
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Ellen and Grace are freshmen at Cardinal Heights Upper Middle School in Sun Prairie. For their community learning project, they took on the challenge of raising awareness about food insecurity in Dane County. These two went door to door in their community to collect food and funds for The River to make a difference.

“Hunger is a big issue right now and we wanted to make a difference,” Ellen said. The students explained they enjoyed working on this project, especially because of how excited people were to give back.

The two freshmen have volunteered at The River before and will continue to do so. “We like volunteering here and want to keep giving back.”

Through their advocacy, Ellen and Grace raised $102 and donated multiple bags of food. We are so grateful for the passion these students have.

For our mission to succeed, we need three things: food, funds and friends. These students brought all three to the table. Thank you both so much!

With help from community members young and old, we continue to advance towards our vision of a fully nourished community.

Let’s continue Ellen and Grace’s awesome work. Make a difference today!

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