Tippecanoe School Corporation
Burnett Creek packs lunch for those in need
Sue Scott

Third grade students formed an assembly line to pack dozens of sack lunches for people in our community who are experiencing homelessness. Parents donated the items including canned Vienna sausages, potato chips, granola bars, fruit cups and cookies.
The students packed a total of 120 sack lunches. The bags will be delivered to Lafayette Urban Ministry. The organization stocks its winter warming station and an emergency day shelter with these meals.

“We always try to find ways to be good citizens, not only in our school, but in our community,” says teacher Debbie Beckett. “We want our students to realize that no matter their age, they can make a positive impact in our community. Homelessness and food scarcity are real problems in our community. Sadly, these issues may have touched our students’ families directly or indirectly. Our students need to know they can help.”

Students created cards and placed them in each bag. Some told jokes sure to get a chuckle, while other cards had positive messages: “You rock,” “You can do this,” and “Never give up, no matter what.”

BCE students fill lunch bags
Students create positive messages to put in the lunch bags