There is nothing worse than seeing worse than seeing an innocent child left hungry. Unfortunately in the District, this became a problem saw more and more frequently. Stoddert Elementary School decided to step in and do something about it. The students of their 5-grade class created the idea of a Share Table. Every day at the end of lunch, students can put any remaining food that is unopened around in baskets that are conveniently placed around the lunchroom. This makes food readily available for any students that are still hungry or want a snack.
Three parents got wind of the Share Table from their very own DC Public School students. Lucie Leblois, Alysa MacClellan, and Krista Weymouth came together to create the DC Food Project. They plan to implement both their Share Table and Backpack Program into several schools with hopes to expand it throughout the entire school system. Stoddert Elementary of course inspired the Share Table while the Backpack Program was an original idea that these three ladies sat down and created together. The Backpack Program sends food home with students in need on Fridays so that they will have food to eat over the weekend.
There is no way that Fox 5 DC and Easterns Automotive Group could not step in and help their amazing program. Joel Bassam of Easterns Automotive Group presented a check for $2,700 to the DC Food Project to allow these three moms to continue doing their great work.
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