For the past few years, Mountain Brook Elementary second graders and teachers have teamed with Greater Birmingham Ministries to collect non-perishable foods to help more than 300 families in need.
The program, “From My Pantry to Yours,” encourages MBE second graders to bring food items from their pantries at home to share with those in need.
Teachers Ashley Johnson, Cassie Jacobs, Barbara Brewster and Julie Tuck collected donations in their classrooms. Students prepared the donations for pickup by Greater Birmingham Ministries. More than 120 food items were collected.
Second grade students also made placemats for nursing home residents of St. Martin’s in Birmingham to use for Thanksgiving dinner and during the holiday season.