Milbank Middle School seventh grader, Korbin Leddy, has been awarded a Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation Youth Grant through Youth Service America (YSA). The grant will support Leddy in heading a community service project to address the issue of childhood hunger. Grant funds will be used to reward the Milbank Middle School homeroom that collects the most food items. Students will earn a pizza party and the homeroom teacher will receive $50 toward school supplies. Students are also participating at Koch School where they will vie for a pizza party for the top homeroom and a $50 prize for the homeroom teacher.
Korbin’s project, Feed the Need Food Drive, is being conducted through April 20. Non-perishable food items will be collected and donated to the Grant County Food Pantry.
Needed items include spaghetti noodles and sauce, instant mashed potatoes, canned fruits and vegetables, creamy peanut butter, chocolate or vanilla pudding mix, cereal, pancake mix, syrup, ketchup, laundry soap, shampoo and conditioner, and dish soap. Collection totes have been placed at various locations throughout Milbank including area churches. “Any donation is appreciated,” Korbin stated.
As a 4-H member, Korbin has also sent a challenge to all 4-H clubs in Grant County to collect food items. The club who collects the most items will also win a pizza party.