May 25, 2022

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Columbia Academy raises far more than $70,000 to feed community homes

Columbia Academy is celebrating the holiday break period with a big present to the region’s churches and nonprofit organizations that assistance having difficulties family members in Southern Center Tennessee. 

Learners at the historic personal Christian establishment situated close to downtown Columbia have elevated extra than $70,000, representing 125,000 particular person cans and deals of nonperishable meals goods, that will be distributed to the higher community in the days and months ahead. 

The once-a-year funding boosting work, carried out by the school’s middle and substantial school college students, marks the institution’s biggest contribution the group however, university leaders explained. 

Just ahead of heading out for Thanksgiving crack very last 7 days, hundreds of pupils labored in unison to load thousands of packages of foodstuff into cars, trucks and trailers for wider distribution to the local community.

“I am blown absent,” stated Anne Marie Stern, the local community director for The Nicely Outreach.

The business delivers bags filled with food to 1000’s of area pupils in Maury and Williamson counties and operates a meals pantry in neighboring Spring Hill, which served 5,000 households this calendar year.

Mathew Thomas, 13, packs up cans and packages of food for distribution to local churches and nonprofit organizations at Columbia Academy in Columbia, Tenn., on Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021. The food drive was the largest yet at the school.

“I am so thrilled to get to be a portion of this legacy and witness such an expression of joyful generosity,” Stern claimed. “I respect it so considerably. We are so grateful.”

In accordance to data shared by the State of Tennessee,  22.6% of children live in poverty. The selection involving the poorest and the wealthiest counties is major, with a very low of 5.2% in Williamson County and a superior of just about 50 %, or 49.1%, in Lake County.