Recently, the students in grades 5-8 at C.F. Richards Junior Academy, a Staunton (Va.) Christian school since 1958, held a 6-week Fall Food Drive to raise food for Staunton Community Services, an outreach program of Staunton Seventh-day Adventist Church. Contributions were given by families of the school and area churches.
Approximately 250 pounds of food raised in the food drive were delivered to Staunton Community Services on Tuesday by the students. On December 8th, the students will help distribute food boxes to needy area residents of Staunton and Augusta Counties.
“I am always impressed by the generosity of our families at C.F. Richards, the students are looking forward to helping out with the food delivery in December,” stated Jennifer Hackley, principal of C.F. Richards. Staunton Community Services is an independent agency that collaborates with the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank in Verona, and last year supplied 200 food boxes for people in need.
People interested in helping Staunton Community Services in its mission to serve others in our area may contact Dan Darrikhuma, Pastor of Staunton Seventh-Day Adventist Church at firstname.lastname@example.org or 540-255-5254. People interested in learning more about C.F. Richards Jr. Academy may contact Jennifer Hackley at email@example.com or 540-886-4984. Maggie Roscher of C.F. Richards standing with some of the collected food.