The 501 'CAN' fight hunger

501 LIFE and the Community Foundation of Faulkner County are teaming up again to support the Stop Hunger Endowment Fund.

In addition to individual canned food drives for the Bethlehem House homeless shelter and other local food pantries, local schools, businesses and individuals can help show “We Can Fight Hunger!” by:

Decorating an empty can (any size or shape) to use in asking family, friends, church members, businesses, etc. for donations. (Students are not encouraged to go door to door to ask for donations, but instead contact family, friends and others they know.)

Students submit the money they collected and their can for an art contest at their school. All the money collected and the one winning can from each school should be brought to the 501 office between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15. The cans will be judged, and the overall winner will be featured in 501 LIFE. There will be special recognition of the school that collects the most money, along with a list of all the participating schools, the can winners and the amount of money collected.

Fourth-graders at Westside Elementary School in the Greenbrier School District collected the most money in a school wide drive to collect donations for the “501 ‘CAN’ Fight Hunger” drive. Teachers are Carla White, Nancy Redican, Becky Krisell and Melanie McGuire.

Contributions are tax deductible and checks should be made payable to the Stop Hunger Endowment for Faulkner County.

For more information or to complete a school participation form, contact Sonja Keith at [email protected] or 501.327.1501.

Everyone throughout the 501 is invited and encouraged to “step up” and help feed the hungry.