QE food drive collects 2,000 items, $500

The effort, called Bring Color to Our Community, benefitted the Quakertown Food Pantry.
Posted on 11/24/2020
Teacher and staff load boxes of food on a trailer bound for the Quakertown Food Pantry.Quakertown Elementary School held a food drive called Bring Color to Our Community that allowed students to be creative. Each grade received a color of the rainbow and had a goal of finding food of that color.

If the box of macaroni, for example, was blue that worked for the blue class. If it was red, the red class could donate it. On Tuesday, the school’s teachers and staff packed a truck filled with 2,000 food items - 1,416 pounds of food. That, along with a $500 donation, was brought to the Quakertown Food Pantry.

“This is awesome,” said math teacher Christa Held, who organized the food drive. “It has been amazing to see how kind and giving our QE Community is!”

Third-grader Colby Gerhart recently had a vehicle drive-by birthday party, and those invited were asked to bring a green colored can good. "We are very excited to bring in all the donations to school this week,” his parents said. “Colby had a blast collecting for a good cause.”

“This act of kindness just warmed my heart and brought me happy tears,” Mrs. Held said. “What is even more amazing is that Colby is one of our 100 percent virtual learners! I feel blessed to be part of such an amazing community!”

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