Written by: Teacher Jennifer Weaver
The students in Medicine and Community Health (MCH) at Cody High School have been very busy giving back to their community!
Between December 3rd and December 14, students banded together and collected cans for Gleaner’s Food Bank. The students really got involved in bringing canned goods for those who need them.
Gleaner’s Food Bank is an organization that provides millions of pounds of food to soup kitchens, shelters, and pantries all across Southeastern Michigan. According to the Gleaner’s website, their goal is to collect and distribute over 46 million pounds of food to hungry neighbors each year.
The goal for MCH students was to bring in at least 300 cans to contribute to Gleaner’s Food Bank. If the students were successful in reaching their goal, as a reward, four of their teachers were to be “pied in the face.”
There was a lot of support from the staff and the students to make sure the goal was achieved. In total, MCH students brought in 491 cans! The food drive was a smashing success!
In result of surpassing the school’s goal, teachers, Charlotte Smith, Juliana Martinez, Michael Clayton, and Andrea Ewasek had pies thrown in their faces at an assembly held on December 19, 2012.
The students loved seeing whipped cream get smashed all over their teacher’s faces. The food drive and the assembly were a good way to kick off winter break and keep the morale of the staff and students high!