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Meriden school earns national honor for hunger-fighting work

The Jefferson West Middle School recently received a National School of Distinction status from the Schools Fight Hunger program. Fewer than 2,000 schools nationwide earned this level of distinction in the 2010-2011 school year.

Food collection fighting hunger

The Jefferson West Middle School recently received a National School of Distinction status from the Schools Fight Hunger program.

The National School of Distinction status is awarded to schools that demonstrate notable enthusiasm, creativity or dedication in getting involved with the hunger cause. Whether it’s activating students around a school-wide food drive, organizing volunteers for a local pantry or food bank or cultivating a school garden to provide fresh produce for the cause, schools all across the country have been playing a larger and larger role in helping to fight hunger nationwide.

“The students, staff and families of our School of Distinction schools should be very proud of their efforts and the impact they’re making on the hunger cause,” points out Schools Fight Hunger founder, Tim Sullivan. “In a day when so much news about our kids and our schools seems so negative, these schools and these students are well worth celebrating.”

The school collected 250 pounds of food for a local food pantry.

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