AGA Feeds the Need

December 18, 2019 | Education | Ryan Rogers

“Can I get some for my friend too?” That kind of question shows appreciation. It was the question asked of Amazing Grace Academy by a grateful recipient of a Thanksgiving meal in Palmer, Alaska.

For the past several years, Amazing Grace Academy students have organized Feed the Need in an effort to share Thanksgiving meals with worthy families. School families join together in a weeklong food drive. Students bring different food items with them to school each day. Then, on the Friday before Thanksgiving, they get to share what they have gathered. The school gym becomes busy as students organize food into boxes for each family.  The boxes are then loaded into vehicles and delivered to each home. 

This year’s effort was full of generosity, and Amazing Grace Academy was able to share the blessing of a holiday meal with 46 families. Originally, the school was hoping to see 30 turkeys donated, but they watched as volunteers provided 46 turkeys. The students added 114 cans of yams, 66 bottles of grape juice, 39 bottles of apple juice, 63 pounds of butter, 49 roasting pans, 78 boxes of stuffing, 119 cans of olives and 108 cans of cranberries. 

Enjoying a holiday meal is truly a blessing, and the students at Amazing Grace Academy are learning it is an even greater blessing to share a meal with those in need.