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AC Blunt Middle School collects food for families in need

Posted at 5:45 AM, Nov 13, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-13 07:45:48-05

ARANSAS PASS – Hunger is a daily fact of life for many people, not only in South Texas, but also across the country.  One area middle school is looking to give back to the community by handing out food to those in need.

In this day and age in our country, it’s unacceptable that there are people who are food insecure.

On Wednesday, November 14, A.C. Blunt Middle School will be hosting a community food drop at 2103 Demory Lane in Aransas Pass from 1:30pm-3:00pm.

The school has teamed up with an area food bank that has donated 10 pallets of food to help those in need in the Aransas Pass community.

“The Community Involvement Committee contacted the food bank about ways we could help them meet the needs of our students and our community,” said Aransas Pass Principal Derek King.

This new program shares a basic structure: each month volunteers will gather to put together bags of food then teachers and students will be distributing groceries to the Aransas Pass community members.  The school is responsible for choosing the students to participate in the program, and parents provide consent.

“Any member of the Aransas Pass community is welcome to come. We want our students to see how they can participate in their community in a positive way,  to build a sense of belonging and connection with the community,” said King.

There are many groups organizing volunteers to do this work all across the Coastal Bend. Hunger is not isolated in our community. It is everywhere.

“For those same reasons, A.C. Blunt Middle School is proud to be part of this community, and when we have the opportunity to lend a hand and help each other out, it is an honor to do so,” said King.

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