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Florissant Mayor, Students Join Forces to Feed Hungry Kids in Jamaica

Mayor Schneider and more than 300 North County Christian students helped send more than 10,000 meals across the ocean.

Students from North County Christian School and Florissant Mayor Thomas P, Schneider recently joined forces in a project to help feed hungry children in Jamaica.

The mayor and the 335 North County Christian students participated in a one-day event they dubbed the Feed the Need Fundraising Event. Students packed, sealed and boxed more than 10,000 meals, which were then shipped and distributed to hungry children in Jamaica.

School Superintendent Dr. Greg Clark was the event coordinator. The Mayor's office said Clark wanted the students to learn about the problem of world hunger-then participate in the solution.

Matthew Ingmire November 27, 2012 at 12:36 PM
Why not focus on the hunger problems that plague this country first before having the students learn about the hunger problems in other countries?
Greg Clark November 27, 2012 at 02:34 PM
We actually do teach our students to care about the hungry here as well. In Mark 16:15, Christ told his disciples to "Go into all the world and preach the gospel.", and throughout the scriptures we are taught to care for the poor and needy. We believe our Lord intended for us to serve and minister to people everywhere, and we teach this to our students. In fact, we packaged about 250 more meals than expected, and we were able to distribute those extra meals to feed homeless individuals here in the St. Louis area. This was a wonderful event for our students. We are praying these meals will meet the physical needs of many hungry people.
Dino McDonnell November 27, 2012 at 07:30 PM
There is no hunger problem plaguing this country, just look at those in the lines for food distribution. I don’t see any one with bloated belles and the rest of their bodies just skin and bones with flies all over them.
Angela Atkinson (Editor) November 27, 2012 at 11:35 PM
These kids learned a valuable lesson and helped those less fortunate than themselves in the process. I believe their (and their school officials') hearts were in the right place. I'd like to congratulate them on a job well-done!

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