From a simple School Board Chair’s idea, to a blooming nonprofit
Jake Arnold, Oregon School Board Association: When Shar Giard, a member of the Centennial School District school board Chair, approached Adriann Hardin and her business leadership students about a mobile food pantry, she never thought it would have become what it is today. What started as a far-fetched idea, transformed into a community program that provides families with incredible resources.
Lowe's, the largest corporate donor in SkillsUSA histroy, has renewed its partnership with a $1.5 million commitment to the organization, bringing Lowe's and the Lowe's Charitable and Educational Foundations's total contribution to SkillsUSA to nearly $14million since 2006.
Oregon Food Bank, Fall 2015 Newsletter: For most people, hands on learning cements the skills they have learned in the classroom. Centennial High School business teacher Adriann Hardin took her students a step further by challenging her students to start a nonprofit.
Josh Kulla, The Gresham Outlook: U.S. Senator Ron Wyden held a town hall meeting Friday at Centennial High School, where he took questions from students and adults, alike, as well as took the time to honor Centennial's Future Business Leaders of America members who recently were featured in the Outlook for their work in creating a mobile food pantry out of an old school bus.
Jodi Weinberger, The Gresham Outlook: Seeing a big yellow school bus roll down the street is typically a sign that school’s in session, but students at Centennial High School have given it a different meaning.
Cathy Marshall, KGW News: Centennial High School business students spent the past year converting an old school bus into a mobile food bank. "We call it Food for Families," said Patricia Juarez. "People are so thankful." Monday, the students distributed 1,000 pounds of vegetables, produce and bread to more than 40 families.
Posted by Lisa K. Anderson: By the estimates of Centennial High School students, it will take 1,700 boxes of food to fill a school bus. This is the goal as the student council and Future Business Leaders of America kick off Centennial’s annual canned food drive Thursday, Nov. 13, and running through Tuesday, Nov. 25.
Submitted by The Centennial Talon: Members of the Centennial Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) have spent the last month actively developing and planning their latest community service project. This year’s chapter members unanimously chose to start a food pantry project. Their mission is to provide a food-giving resource for families in the community that may otherwise not get enough to eat.