Willow Springs students to donate 1,200+ items to Sussex Food Pantry, principal works from roof

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 1,200 food items to the Sussex Food Pantry.

The food collection service project, which ran Sept. 28 – Oct. 9, 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 1,200 items. Willow Springs students and families met and surpassed the challenge.

The food was delivered to the Sussex Food Pantry Oct. 12, and Tackes worked on the roof on Oct. 14.