• June 13, 2018

    Food and clothing drive makes an impact

    Food Drive Upper St. Clair students recently collected 6,599 food and clothing items and nearly $1,250 to benefit the Greater Washington County Food Bank.

    Conceptual Algebra students at Fort Couch Middle School and Upper St. Clair High School teamed up for the annual community service project. Coordinating the outreach effort were Shannon Strayer, high school math teacher, and Michelle Senneway, Fort Couch math teacher.

    In addition to collecting food and clothing, students spent time volunteering in various capacities at the food bank. They tended to the gardens, organized food donations by type, packed boxes of food items for distribution and sorted clothing in the thrift store.

    This marked the seventh year that the Conceptual Algebra classes have collaborated on a food drive project. Teachers find creative ways to link the service project to mathematical concepts in the classroom.

    Last year’s effort resulted in donations of 4,326 food/clothing items and $700 in monetary donations.