Palermo students offer food drive as holiday cheer

Palermo Elementary students and staff members collected more than 200 nonperishable food items to help keep community members healthy and strong, as part of the school’s annual “Project Share.”


Leading up to the holiday season, students in grades pre-kindergarten through four worked together with their teachers and support staff members to collect canned fruits and vegetables, boxed side dishes, pasta, sauce, peanut butter and jelly, canned protein items, soups and other foods for the Palermo United Methodist Church to distribute to families in need ahead of Christmas.


Coordinated by the school’s third-graders, “Project Share” involved counting and tallying items left in donation boxes in the main hallway and then transporting them to the donation drop zone in the school nurse’s office. The students also helped load the goods into a vehicle before they were delivered to the church.

Palermo students collect food

Palermo Elementary School third-graders Zaiden Molenaar and Natalie Doyle
show off some of the donated items their peers and school staff members
collected for the school’s annual holiday food drive to benefit community members.