Potsdam elementary school K-Kids' food drive benefits Neighborhood Center
Wednesday, April 11, 2012 - 9:14 am


From left, Tricia Humiston, Madison Spoor, Riley Barrett, Rhece Barrett, Doug Barrett and Potsdam Neighborhood Center Executive Director Daisy Cox

POTSDAM -- The Lawrence Avenue ElementarySchool K-Kids recently held a food drive at the school to benefit the Potsdam Neighborhood Center.

The K-Kids made announcements in the morning and asked students to bring in an item of food. The kids collected food for a little more than a week.

Executive Director, Daisy Cox, said, “the food will be distributed to families of the Potsdam Community and surrounding areas. Last month, the Neighborhood Center served over 250 families and the food will help greatly.”

She commented that with all of the budget cuts and federal monies drying up, the need is much greater in these times, They are very appreciative of the efforts of these young students. This is the second food drive they have done. The other was in November for the St. Mary’s Thanksgiving baskets.

The K-Kids meet on Thursdays at 3:15 p.m. at the small cafeteria. Membership is opened to any student grades 1st through 4th.

To find out more about the LAE K-Kids club, contact Kiwanis Advisor Carla Ingram at [email protected].

Cox offered the students a pencil and eraser for their kindness and service.

The entire membership was involved in the food drive, however, because they had to deliver the food during the students’ spring break, only a few were able to attend.

K-Kids members include: Nolan Anderson, Raegan Barrett, Rhece Barrett, Riley Barrett, Noah Bohl (President), Sadie Brusso, Sei Cummings, Shawna Cummings, Zach Cummings, Sam Helenbrook, Andrew Johnson, Keira Moore, Susan Pierce, Ryan Shipp, Emily Smith, Madison Spoor, Katie Theobald and Keely Towne.