Bossier Schools, Brookshire's Partner to Feed the Hungry
Even though Bossier Schools has wrapped up its 4th Annual i3 Art Expo, the event continues to shine the spotlight on district students and its community partners who are helping fight hunger one canned good at a time.
During the three-day event that ended May 6, the iCANstruction competition challenged school teams to build structures made from canned goods. It was a feat in math, engineering and artistic expression, but also promoted civic engagement. Pictured is the winning structure the team from R.V. Kerr Elementary built.
Thanks to the generosity of Brookshire’s, the grocery store chain donated 2,700 canned goods for the competition. Schools were also encouraged to collect additional canned goods to build bigger structures, which resulted in another 7,000 food items.
At a recent news conference following the end of the i3 Art Expo, Bossier Schools and Brookshire’s donated approximately 10,000 canned goods to the Bossier Parish Sheriff’s Operation Blessing food pantry for distribution among senior citizens and those in need within the community. As Bossier Parish Sheriff Julian Whittington pointed out, fewer food donations are made during the summer months, though the need is still great, making this outreach effort a huge help.
Bossier Schools is proud to partner with Brookshire's and be a blessing to those in need throughout the community.