Led by the fifth grade class, students at Wileman Elementary School in Delavan raised $656 and collected a pickup truck’s worth of non-perishable food items for the Delavan Food Pantry at St. Andrew’s Parish.
The fifth grade class and its teachers, Amy Bauer and Laura Kasuboski, held a “penny war” between the classrooms and a food drive collection as part of the grade’s annual community service project.
With just a short period of time to work in, the collection and money drive were huge successes. All the collections were made during the week of April 19-23, capped off by a family movie night on Friday, April 23, where some families brought in additional donated food items.
The third grade classroom of Lisa Jones led in total food collection.
The two classrooms with the most food collected and money raised were Stephanie Coby’s kindergarten classroom, and Courtney Peyer’s first grade classroom. They will receive a party hosted by the fifth graders.
Due to the success of all the drive, all Wileman students were treated with freeze pops Monday.
“This was an amazing community service project,” Wileman Principal Donna Sorensen said. “Our students, teachers and families really came together to support a good local cause in this community. I’m very proud of them all.”