13 April 2011
You walk into school feeling stuffed from the donut and coffee you had that morning. Little do you realize, two out of every ten students in front of you may have had nothing to eat, and there’s no guarantee they’ll be able to eat tonight either.
In America people even die because of lack of food. Combine the number of people suffering from malaria, AIDS, and tuberculosis, and they still don’t top the number of Americans suffering from hunger.
There are plenty of people in Fluvanna County suffering from hunger too. According to a study done by the Cooper Center, almost 10% of Virginians are under the poverty line. That’s why the Student Government Associations (SGA) of Fluvanna County High School and Fluvanna Middle School have teamed up to bring Fluco-Hoops for Hunger to the county this Friday, April 15 in the gym at the high school.
Fluco-Hoops for Hunger is a fundraiser where Fluco students, staff and alumni will compete in a basketball extravaganza to raise money for our local food bank, the Fluvanna Christian Service Society. “[Fluco-Hoops] is important because we have too many families that are hungry and this event will help them,” said Fluvanna Middle School SGA President Morgan Symmers.
The April 15 event will feature an alumni vs. teachers game, as well as an alumni vs. student game. The event will be from 6 p.m. - 10 p.m. and admission is $5 or two cans or boxes of food. All of the food and money for admission will go to the Fluvanna Christian Service Society, which helps hungry people right here in Fluvanna. “The greatest joy in life comes from giving and doing for others,” said FMS SGA Adviser Nicole Hackenberg. So come on out for lots of fun, amazing basketball, and the chance to give back to our community.