Middle school recognized for huge food bank contribution - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Middle school recognized for huge food bank contribution

(WMC-TV) - Students and staff at Bellevue Middle School collected more food for the Mid-South Food Bank than any of the other 161 area schools participating in the "Kids Kan" food drive.

"There was 162 schools that participated in 'Kids Kan', this was number one," said David Stephens, Mid-South Food Bank.

A lot of the credit for collecting such a big number of donations goes to students like Alana Lamar.

"Because I know what it's like to be hungry," said Lamar. "I try to do my best to help somebody in that situation."

As part of Teacher Appreciation Week, the food bank thanked Bellevue teachers with a special luncheon.

Bellevue's "Kids Kan Food Drive" was started 21 years ago by teacher Margie Dow. She died several years ago, but her former colleagues are carrying on the tradition in her honor while at the same time, teaching students the best lesson they can learn.

"I would describe it as learning how to share with others," said teacher Linda Street. "Learning how to give back to your community. Don't just take but also learn how to give back and that's very important."

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