Through the leadership of their teachers, the 2nd grade students at Liberty Elementary school went out of their way this year to help the pantry during their lesson on economics. This year, the students designed, manufactured, packaged and sold “back pack bling” and contributed the proceeds of their endeavors to the pantry. The “bling” are key chain-like clips that can be attached to back packs and have a variety of sayings on them. Our favorite is one designed with a heart that says “Liberty Supports DSFP”.The kids created the designs, manufactured the bling and then sold them for $1 to students, parents, and teachers.
Students were responsible for selling and counting money. In the end, the students were able to present the pantry with a check for $800 at a special awards ceremony. To make things even better, Virginia House of Representatives Delegate David Ramadan promised to match their gift at $.50 on the dollar making the total amount donated $1200. This money will help the pantry provide a number of things including fresh food and produce for our guests.