Feast for Southeast is not just a meal, it's a way to build community. And the middle schoolers of Alice Ott Middle School truly understand and embrace this idea. 

Alice Ott Middle School recently earned the title of "Model School" for increasing their ability to meet and exceed state standards from 50% to 80%. 

Members of Feast for Southeast recently met with Principal James Johnston and members of the Husky Pack, a group of 8th graders who serve in leadership roles at the school.  The Husky Pack were eager to find a way to partcipate and give back to the local neighborhood.

We are so proud to announce that the entire school including 6th, 7th and 8th graders are all participating in our Warm Clothes Drive (Socks for Southeast) program.  They will be collecting new and unused socks, hats, gloves and scarves from October 15 until November 15, 2012.  And just to make it fun, each class will compete against one another to see who can collect the most items.  To raise the stakes, the Principal has offered to buy the winning class something a middle schooler cannot resist...pizza!

The warm clothes will be distributed to members of our community who want and need them at our Thanksgiving Meal. 

We are so grateful for these thoughtful young people for truly caring and making a positive impact on our community! 

Maria Holmes is the Programs Manager and blogger for Feast for Southeast.  She is a wife and mom, has a penchant for BBC's Doctor Who, writing bad poetry and drinking too much coffee. Her favorite Thanksgiving dish is bourbon mashed sweet potatoes, easy on the sweet potatoes.  


    About this blog

    Feasting on Words Blog is a way for us to give you more of the story than Facebook or Twitter will allow.  It's a behind the scenes look at what it takes to make a free Thanksgiving Feast happen. And it's a way to celebrate those in the community who make it possible year after year.


    October 2012


    Alice Ott Middle School