The members of the National Elementary Honor Society at E.C. Brice Elementary School held a plastic bag drive to benefit Titus County Cares. Members collected bags from November 27-December 10 and were able to donate three large trash bags full of plastic bags that will be used in the Food4Kids program. Food4kids delivers sacks of kid-friendly food for identified needy children every Friday to area schools.
According to Luke Phillips, Titus County Cares Executive Director, 1400 plastic bags are needed each week to deliver food to students who are participating in Food4kids. The number of bags doubles before an extended break for students. “The week before Christmas, we will deliver 2,800 bags of food,” said Phillips. “If you also consider our Food Pantry, which serves an average of 175 people each week, we will use over 4,500 plastic bags this week. The bags donated from the NEHS students at E.C. Brice were essential for us to be able to complete all that we are doing this season. We are very grateful for the efforts made by E.C. Brice, and we appreciate our partnership with all of our local schools.”
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Bottom Row: Carson Bell, Melany Morales, Karyme Sanchez, Mackenzie Jaime, Maggie Wilson, Mary Beth Snyder, Isaac Hernandez
Top Row: Caydon Johnson, Cohen Gillean, Titus County Cares Director Luke Philips, Jayden Loewen, Drew Cross, Edwin Valerio, Sergio Moreno, Christopher Gonzalez, Ayda Payne