The September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance works to promote community service on 9/11 as an annual and forward-looking tribute to the victims, survivors, and those who rose up in service in response to the attacks on that fateful day.
As a “Do Something Good” project for the National Day of Service and Remembrance, RSVP partnered with Antlers Elementary School to collect non-perishable items for the local food bank. Since the First Baptist Church Food Bank in Antlers provides food for needy families and is also an RSVP station in which volunteers provide service, this was a fitting project for 9/11.
Pictured above are RSVP volunteers, program staff, Antlers Elementary School Principal Kassy Watson and students pose with the truckload of donations. In all, students collected a total of 850 items for the First Baptist Church Food Bank in Antlers. Food bank representative Robert Boren stated that the items collected will help serve 140 additional families.