Willow Springs students donate 1,107 items to food pantry

They may be young, but they understand the importance of providing a community service. In their first service project of the school year, Willow Springs Learning Center 4-year-old kindergartners donated more than 1,000 food items to the Sussex Food Pantry.

The food collection service project, which ran Sept. 22 – 26, included a challenge from Willow Spring Principal Margee Tackes, Ed.D., who said she would surprise the students by working one day on the roof if they collected more than 1,000 items. Willow Springs students and families met and surpassed the challenge.

The food was delivered to the Sussex Food Pantry Sept. 30, and Tackes plans to work on the roof on Oct. 8.

Willow Springs is located at W220 N6660 Town Line Road, Menomonee Falls.