Bear Creek's Chapter of the National Honor Society Collects 7-½ Tons of Food for Hopelink

Bear Creek students load food donations in preparation for delivery to Hopelink.
Bear Creek students load food donations in preparation for delivery to Hopelink.
REDMOND, Wash. - Nov. 5, 2018 - PRLog -- The Bear Creek School's chapter of the National Honor Society (NHS) sponsored a food drive for Hopelink during the week of October 29 through November 2, 2018. This year, Bear Creek students collected an amazing 15,214 pounds of food, nearly twice the 8,200 pounds of food donated during last year's food drive and exceeding our goal to bring in five tons of food in five days.

NHS members posted signs and placed bins near all the classroom doors and then collected the donations each day and delivered the food to Hopelink's food bank in Redmond. Many Upper School students went "Trick-or-Canning" on Halloween night, accepting cans of food instead of candy and delivering the food directly to school later that evening. In order to encourage donations, the NHS sponsored a contest to see which House and/or class could bring in the most cans per capita. In the Upper School, Anthansius House led the way delivering 2751 items (61 items per student) to help the hungry people in Redmond. There was enthusiastic participation from all grades: preschool through grade 12.

In conjunction with the food drive, children's author Lois Brandt spoke at assemblies to students in grades K-6 about her book, Maddi's Fridge, a story that gently deals with childhood hunger. Ms. Brandt encouraged our students to both help feed those in need and fight to tell the stories that are dear to their hearts.

Additionally, over the past month our Middle School students have been assembling treat bags for the 300+ families who shop at Hopelink in Redmond each week. Each Advisory group decided on a theme and designed the bags, organized and decorated the bags, and then collected donations and assembled the treat bags. Last week, one representative from each Advisory traveled to Hopelink's facility in Redmond to deliver the 350+ treat bags.

About The Bear Creek School
Founded in 1988, in Redmond, Washington, The Bear Creek School ( is an independent classical Christian school that believes only when faith, mind, and heart are fed together can students experience the fullness of education which produces leaders who think well and are compelled to engage the world.

Celebrating 30 years and recognized as a 2014 National Blue Ribbon School, Bear Creek serves students from the greater Eastside and is housed on two campuses. Redmond Campus on Union Hill serves kindergarten to grade 12 students. Valley Campus, also in Redmond, serves preschool students. The Bear Creek School is accredited by the Northwest Association of Independent Schools and AdvancED/Northwest Accreditation Commission.

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