Canstruction Project Donates Meals

Upper School Students Generate 50,000 Meals for Food Bank
The John Cooper School Upper School students participated in the Montgomery County Food Bank's "Canstruction" service project during Spirit Week for the second year in a row. Students from all Upper School grade levels joined teams to spearhead publicity, construction, and donations for the project.

Cans of specific brands and sizes were collected over several weeks that were used to build the house – red cans for the bricks, blue cans around the doors and windows, and green cans for the grass - plus other packaged dry goods of oatmeal, spaghetti, and cereal for the roof. Ultimately, over 3,000 cans and packages were collected to build the house and donate to the food bank.

The project culminated in an evening dedication ceremony, where student leaders each reflected and shared what went into completing the project and the importance of the outreach. The festive atmosphere included a performance by the Cooper drumline, an appearance by the school’s mascot, and a message of thanks from Kristine Marlow, president and CEO of the Montgomery County Food Bank. The ceremony concluded with the breakdown of the Canstruction house and the loading of the food onto pallets for delivery to the food bank the next day.

Please visit the John Cooper School ‘canstruction’ project generates 50K meals for food bank article in the Houston Chronicle for more details.
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