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Annunciation School Earns National Honor for Hunger-fighting Work
Annunciation School Earns National Honor for Hunger-fighting Work

Annunciation School in Elma 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.

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 across the country have been playing a 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. “Of course, the short-term results are impressive, but we also love to see how our next generation of leaders are getting active in their communities at such a young age. 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.”

Students from Annunciation School, under the leadership of Dara Anderson and Chelsea Trulin, collected 906 pounds of nonperishable food items that were donated to the Food Bank of Western New York during the 2010 holiday season.

The Schools Fight Hunger program is a two-year-old initiative focused on connecting schools nationwide with the hunger cause, helping those schools fight hunger most effectively, celebrating the good work of schools and students, and inspiring the next generation of leaders on the value of service. Local schools looking to get involved, get help or report their own good hunger-fighting work can learn more at www.schoolsfighthunger.org.

Located at 7580 Clinton St. in Elma, Annunciation is home to the new Center for Health Science and currently serves students from the Alden, Alexander, Attica, East Aurora, Cheektowaga, Depew, Iroquois, Lancaster, Orchard Park and West Seneca school districts. For more information or to arrange a tour of the school, please call 681-1327 or visit www.annunciationschoolelma.com.


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