Students sorted boxes of cereal and cereal bars for the Food For Break program. (RMS)
RMS students pack fruit cups into bags for students who need food over the holiday break. (RMS)

RMS students pack fruit cups into bags for students who need food over the holiday break. (RMS)

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.

 

 

Students sorted boxes of cereal and cereal bars for the Food For Break program. (RMS)

Students sorted boxes of cereal and cereal bars for the Food For Break program. (RMS)

Students held a food drive at the Safeway Store one week ago to gather food for the bags. (MS)

Students held a food drive at the Safeway Store one week ago to gather food for the bags. (RMS)

These students staffed the food donation table at Safeway last week. The students were thrilled with the tremendous generosity of Riverton Residents. (RMS)

These students staffed the food donation table at Safeway last week. The students were thrilled with the tremendous generosity of Riverton Residents. (RMS)