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Greer Middle Charter earns $10,000 for delivering 8,868 food items to Greer Relief

1 of 5 schools nationally to receive the grant

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Published on Wednesday, May 21, 2014

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A Greer Middle College student is delivering some of the 8,868 food items collected to Greer Relief in the Feinstein Challenge. GMC earned a $10,000 grant, one of five awarded nationally.
 
 

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A Greer Middle College student is delivering some of the 8,868 food items collected to Greer Relief in the Feinstein Challenge. GMC earned a $10,000 grant, one of five awarded nationally.

 

 

Greer Relief and Greer Middle College Charter High School (GMC) combined on a win-win challenge that earned the non-profit 8 truckloads of food donations and the school $10,000.

Executive Director Caroline Robertson invited GMC to compete for a grant from the Feinstein High School Challenge. Alan Shawn Feinstein, for the 17th consecutive year, divided $1 million among hunger fighting agencies. It was Greer Relief’s first time participating in the challenge.

GMC was one of five schools nationwide that received the grant for collecting the most items.

“We are very excited that we were able to give back to our community in the form of over 8,000 cans of non-perishable items,” GMC Principal Bill Roach said. “We teach our students that it is important to support our community with their time and talents.  Greer Relief has been a wonderful partner and we were grateful that they asked us to partner with them in this endeavor.”

GMC will use some of the money for an instructional workshop for the math and English teachers and will use the rest for their building fund. 

Greer Relief has been the recipient of several food drive donations from the 6-year-old charter school. The students collected 8,868 food items in the Feinstein Challenge.

“GMC students helped spearhead a national campaign to fight hunger and are part of the largest grassroots effort ever to fight hunger in America,” stated the announcement from the Feinstein Foundation.

Students will received the Feinstein Humanitarian Award, which they can include on their college or job applications.

 

 

 

 

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