Three Joseph FCCLA members recently completed a local project, titled No Kid Hungry, they organized as part of the FCCLA National Outreach Project program.
The goal of members Breeanna Gibson, Satori Albee and Shayla Whitaker was to educate students and the community about the 16 million children in the United States who do not have adequate food and also to raise money for the cause.
They held challenges between K-6 students and 7-12 students and the staff to see who could raise the most money. The kindergarten was the winning elementary class, collecting $50. The youngsters won a cooking class led by the high school girls, preparing (and eating) peach cobbler and homemade ice cream. Staff members won the other competition and will be given a sundae party.
The FCCLA trio also earned money for the project by providing desserts for the dinner theater put on by the Joseph Thespian Troupe at Wallowa Lake Lodge in February.
They also had a donations can at a home basketball game and were given proceeds from the Kids Night Out, a project sponsored by fellow FCCLA members. In total, the trio raised $385, which will be given to the No Kid Hungry campaign at the State FCCLA Convention in April.
The FCCLA activities relate to an ongoing national project. To find out more about it, visit nokidhungry.com.