Elmbrook's elementary schools stuffed a school bus with even more food than they did last year, all to help the Hunger Task Force.
- Lisa Sink
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Elmbrook students and their families donated 11,500 pounds of food to the Hunger Task Force, stuffing a school bus with even more food than they did last year. Last year, four Elmbrook elementary schools gave more than 4,500 items and 8,500 pounds of food. This year, all Elmbrook elementary schools participated in the "Stuff the Bus" event Friday, with more than 7,000 food items donated. First Student bus company donated a bus and delivered the food to the Hunger Task Force, said Michael Fox, a third-grade teacher at Dixon Elementary School. Costumexpress.com (BuySeasons) donated a Ginger Bread costume, and the Milwaukee Bucks gave ticket vouchers to all who donated.
Four schools — led by Dixon Elementary — collected more than 4,500 items and 8,500 pounds of food for the Hunger Task Force in a stuffed school bus.
Dixon Elementary teacher Erin Kleber didn't expect to get emotional but seeing the students surrounded by heaping boxes and bags of donated food, she fought back tears. "I'm so proud of you," she told the third-graders gathered in Dixon's hallway. "You guys have inspired me to give more. You guys are awesome!" In a four-school food drive to "Stuff the Bus," students collected more than 4,500 items and 8,500 pounds of food for the Hunger Task Force. Sherrie Tussler, the task force's executive director, said Wednesday she had no idea the donation was coming until the school bus drove up to the Milwaukee nonprofit agency Friday. "It was huge, we were all shocked," Tussler said. "All of a sudden there’s a bus outside stuffed with 8,500 pounds …