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Food Pantry Stocked for Months

Students at First Assembly Christian School, from PreK through Grade 12, rallied together to collect food pantry items in the 10th annual Father's Food Frenzy. Together, students and families donated nearly 4,700 non-perishable food items, which will stock a local food pantry and serve families in need for months. In its tenth year, Father's Food Frenzy is a time for students of all ages to experience the joy of giving back to those in the community in which they live.

"While students may not get to meet the families who will benefit from their generosity during this year's frenzy, they will no doubt make a tremendous difference in the lives of others," Pamela Therrell, teacher and organizer of the event shared. "Thank you to everyone who made this such a great success!"

More About Father's Food Frenzy

Students were charged to bring non-perishable food items and drop them off each morning before school. Classrooms competed against one another to see who could bring in the most.

Here are some quick facts from the frenzy:
  • Total items collected: 4,697

  • Number of individual students who gave: 370

  • Number of classes that participated: 38

  • Number of students who volunteered: 20+

  • Types of items donated: beans, rice, cereal, canned meats, vegetables and fruit, noodles

  • Most popular item: Ramen noodles and green beans

  • Number of families who will be served: 20-25 per month

Congratulations to Mr. Melvin Wilkes first period class and Mrs. Rebecca Reynolds' second grade class for bringing in the most items collectively!

Students from the FACS Student Government Association volunteered their time to arrive early, collect items, encourage other students to give and much more!

Without the help of generous families, the frenzy would not have been such a big success. Thank you!

About Father's Food Pantry

The Father’s Food Closet is a ministry that provides food assistance to individuals and families that are in need. Current statistics show that over 370,000 people in the Memphis Mid-South area are food insecure, meaning they lack access to a sufficient quantity of food to meet their own or their family’s needs. Of those 370,000 people, over 100,000 are children and 75,000 are elderly. As a ministry, we seek to show and share the love of Jesus by meeting one of the most basic human needs—food. You, too, can volunteer or give to this ministry on an ongoing basis. Learn more about the ministry and how to get involved by watching the video below.


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