By Ernie Over, managing editor, county10.com
(Riverton, Wyo.) – The PAC Committee and Riverton Middle School sixth, seventh and eighth graders filled almost 180 bags with donated food Wednesday. The bags were filled with breakfast, lunch and snack items for students who may not have enough food at home to take home over the holiday break. The bags were distributed Thursday and Friday during lunches. Students who wanted a bag could go up to the stage during lunch and get a bag to take home.
“The PAC Committee and the RMS eighth graders are overwhelmed by the generosity of the Riverton community and wish everyone a happy holiday,” said Kami Patik-Poledna, RMS 8th Grade Language Arts instructor.
The program was launched after eighth grade students began reading “The Hunger Games” and wondered how the story would’ve been different had the students had access to food.