Otis Brown Elementary second grade students researched the need for food for kids at their school and found out about the North Texas Food Bank fire that occurred this summer. Students were very concerned and decided to do something about it. They wrote scripts, directed and filmed commercials for the school to promote the Cans for Kids food drive. The children organized the drive, making fliers and posters to promote the drive. They also counted and collected the cans and graphed the results, reporting the results to the school on the school television channel.
The children challenged the whole school to bring in cans and finally collected more than 1,000 cans for the North Texas Food Bank. “The kids loved it and learned a lot about persuasion, graphing and service,” said teacher Michelle West.