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MMA Culinary Arts Students Earn 1st Place in Food Collection Drive

Students in the culinary arts  program at Military Magnet Academy recently earned 1st place for the 2nd year in a row in the small school division of the 2014 Student Can Food Drive led by the Lowcountry Food Bank!

 working at filling the boxes

This year, students collected and donated 3,184 pounds of food.  Students and teachers in several CCSD elementary schools helped Military Magnet Academy with this project, including Pinehurst ES, Pepperhill ES, Lambs ES, Burns ES, Hunley Park ES and Mary Food ES who each collected hundreds of cans in the joint community service project. In all, 87 boxes were collected, and the students built a “great wall for hunger” (picture below) in the MMA culinary arts lab.

wall for hunger

To kick off the collection we had a can food pep rally and brought in 400 cans.  They also stood out side a Food Lion for 4 hours and the customers filled a buggy.

Check out this story for more details on their Shopping Spree sponsored by Food Lion that was part of this overall challenge.

Joseph Crompton, culinary arts instructor at MMA, sends his thanks to all that helped make this project successful – especially the donors, students, and Coach Ross who helped collect the donations at the 6 participating elementary schools.

Group pic of all the participated

Military Magnet Students Earn “Fast Feet Shopping Spree” for Food Bank

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Early on a recent Saturday morning, at 6:30 AM, 3 students from Military Magnet Academy and their culinary arts instructor Mr. Joseph Crompton arrived at The Ashley Crossing Food Lion store.

The opportunity to participate in a “Fast Feet Shopping Spree” at Food Lion was the prize for being in the top 2 in number of “likes” for their video supporting the 2014 Lowcountry Food Bank Student Food Drive. Stratford High School was the other school from the region that won the opportunity to be in the shopping spree.

The teams from each school got 90 seconds to push their shopping cart down the aisle and fill it with as many cans as possible. The students poured cans off the shelves.  “It was so funny to watch”, said Mr. Crompton.  Students from MMA tallied 387 cans in their 2 carts! The food, along with everything else students collected leading up to the spree at their school, was all donated to the food bank.

After the shopping spree, the students got to set up a table in front of another Food Lion location to collect donations from shoppers.  MMA students collected 135 more pounds of cans in 4 hours!  “Since we are the defending small school champ’s last year, we cannot take it easy.” said Mr. Crompton on his students’ success.

For more information on the 2014 Lowcountry Food Bank Student Food Drive, Click Here.