Affton students donated over 10,000 food and personal care items to benefit families in the Affton area in the 2012-2013 school year, the school district reported on Wednesday. The donations were through a partnership with the Affton Christian Food Pantry (ACFP).
Students from Rogers Middle School spent service hours working at and hosting in-school fundraisers to benefit Affton Christian Food Pantry. Also, second-grade students at Mesnier Primary painted seashells that were sold at the school’s art fair with proceeds donated to ACFP.
“Affton School District is making a difference in the lives of Affton families,” said Jennifer Meehan, executive director of the ACFP.
“When you allow your students and teachers to reach beyond the classroom walls, you are not only teaching important lessons in service, you are helping make the Affton community even stronger,” Meehan said.
Meehan, along with Terry Schermann, president of the ACFP Board of Directors, presented a plaque of appreciation to Dr. Steve Brotherton, superintendent of Affton Schools, and Doug Beck, president of the Affton Board of Education at the board meeting on Aug. 20