More than a mile of food was stretched out, end to end, on the floor of the gym at Divine Redeemer Catholic School on Wednesday as the entire student body chanted “We will, we will feed you!”
It was a moment that brought goose bumps, watching as the kids emptied bag after bag of food on the floor. Many of the bags were dropped off Wednesday morning by Gazette readers who learned of the food drive in an earlier Side Streets column.
The food was gathered as part of Hunger Action Month activities. The students were inspired by Vogrin and his efforts to eat for a week on $4.50 a day, the amount a typical food stamp recipient receives.
The Junior Booster Club set a goal of a “Miracle Mile” and enlisted the help of the school’s 198 students to fill the parish food pantry.
The results were unveiled Wednesday as part of a celebration of the school’s 57th anniversary. It was also World Hunger Day.