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Sheffield Area Elementary Food Drive with whipped cream on top

Photo Submitted to Times Observer Sheffield’s fifth-grade class teamed up with the KIN Fund to host a food drive during the school’s Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week. If 1,000 pounds of food donations was met, the students got the chance to throw whipped-cream pies at their principal as well as six faculty members. With almost 1,200 pounds of food donated, Principal James Case and six faculty members were pied on Monday, Nov. 25.

In an effort to bring awareness to hunger and homelessness across the nation, Sheffield Area Elementary School’s fifth-grade class teamed up with the Kids in Need (KIN) Fund for a food drive during the school’s Hunger and Homelessness Week effort.

The KIN Fund was established in 2015 in Warren County School District and has provided more than $30,000 in support to the families of Warren County.

SAES began collecting items on Monday, Nov. 18, with a goal of 500 pounds by the end of the week. When collections had already reached nearly 500 pounds by Tuesday, Principal James Case challenged the students further.

If the amount of goods already raised doubled, he would gladly take a whipped cream pie to the face. Taking it a step further, for every 50 pounds of food brought in by the faculty, an extra pie was given for throwing.

Themes for donation items were: Monday through Friday was the food drive; Monday and Tuesday was kids winter gear; Wednesday was $1 to wear RED to recognize the KIN Fund, and Thursday was a blanket/pillow drive.

Photo Submitted to Times Observer Sheffield’s fifth-grade class teamed up with the KIN Fund to host a food drive during the school’s Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week. If 1,000 pounds of food donations was met, the students got the chance to throw whipped-cream pies at their principal as well as six faculty members. With almost 1,200 pounds of food donated, Principal James Case and six faculty members were pied on Monday, Nov. 25.

As of Monday, Nov. 25, SAES was close to 1,200 pounds of donated food. One child from each grade was selected to pie their principal as well as six faculty members.

All together, SAES received the following donations for the “Hunger and Homelessness Awareness” week: Almost 100 pairs of gloves/mittens, 30 heats/ear muffs, more than 50 pairs of socks, 54 blankets, 18 pillows, 1,144.8 pounds of food items, and $176 for the Community Foundation of Warren.