School Cereal Challenge Benefits Food Bank and Hospital1 min read

During the 2020-2021 school year, students faced many different challenges. With many changes of calendar events and activities being held in the classroom, Our Shepherd Lutheran School in Birmingham, Mich. challenged the students with various mission projects.

Students bring in their donations

In May of 2021, the students at Our Shepherd were challenged to bring in 2,000 boxes of cereal. The cereal was donated to Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan in conjunction with Children’s Hospital of Michigan.

Each day, children carried in bags of cereal. Although the pile grew slowly at first, the excitement of the children grew rapidly. The students watched the collection thermometer rise, adding to the enthusiasm to bring in more individual boxes and then cases of cereal.

Not only did the students and their families donate cereal, but church members and community members joined in our challenge. In just over two weeks, we had reached our goal of 2,000 boxes of cereal. Yet the children were not done! They continued to bring in more and more cereal and the excitement grew as they watched the donation thermometer fill.

Our final total of collected cereal boxes was 2,442. Praise God! Thank you to Thrivent for the action team cards and to those who donated cereal to make this servant project a success.

Photos courtesy of Our Shepherd Lutheran School in Birmingham

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