In its largest service event of the year, Santa Fe Christian Schools students came together under the Eagle Dome to help fight hunger in Africa during their “Give Thanks, Give Back” schoolwide service event held Nov. 20 and 21.
Alongside parents, faculty and community members, SFC students exceeded their goal to pack 200,000 meals. At the end of the two-day event, they had packaged 200,566 meals for orphaned children in Tanzania.
More than 1,500 students, parents and faculty, and Friends & Family Community Connection volunteered their time to ration dried goods such as rice, soy meal, dried vegetables and vitamin supplements for distribution for the Children’s Community Center, in Singida Town, Tanzania. In turn, the Children’s Community Center will partner with the Tanzanian government to distribute the meals to local children who face hunger and malnutrition every day.
“We feel fortunate to make this large contribution to children in need,” said Dr. Tom Bennett, Head of Schools for Santa Fe Christian Schools. “The support of our students, parents, and faculty, as well as the dedication of the Friends & Family Community Connection, helped us exceed our goal for the Children’s Community Center.”
In exchange for meals provided by the Children’s Community Center, the Tanzanian government provides school uniforms, financial assistance and basic medical care for at-risk children — giving them hope for a brighter future. For many of these children, the center provides their only meal of the day.
To see photos from SFC’s service event, visit https://www.facebook.com/SFCSEagles/posts/10152430313966016.
For more about Santa Fe Christian Schools, visit www.sfcs.net.
For more about the Children’s Community Center, visit www.ffccsd.org.