Local students collect 1,500 lbs during PB&J Challenge for Feeding America

Posted: 12:15 PM, Mar 02, 2017
Updated: 2017-03-02 18:53:31-05

APPLETON - Some Appleton area students collected 1,500 pounds of peanut butter and jelly during the PB&J Challenge through Feeding America .

50 students from Flex Academy in Little Chute and Woodland Elementary School in Kimberly participated in the challenge for the first time.

Milwaukee area schools have been participating in the challenge since it started 14 years ago, but when Feeding America built its location in Appleton in 2015, the schools and Feeding America say they knew they wanted to get involved.

"This is one of those chances to teach life lessons. We look for them every day and this is just one of those we can show how lucky we are and this is a chance to do that." said 4th grade Woodland Elementary teacher, Karen Vander Loop.

The students got to drop off their donations Thursday, March 2nd and get a tour of the Feeding America facility. Every student will get a free ticket to the Milwaukee Bucks game on March 31st. The students who collected the most will be recognized at the game.

The food will be donated to families throughout Northeast Wisconsin that are in need.