The 4C Academy Kicks-off Inaugural Gather-Up Food Drive
December 6, 2018— Albany, GA—The Commodore Conyers College and Career Academy (4C Academy) is hosting a community food drive in an effort to assist families in need this holiday season.
A school-wide initiative, Gather-Upwas developed as a community service project by the school’s Junior Board of Directors as an initiative within the school’s professional and soft skills program.
The purpose of Gather-Up is to provide students an opportunity to give back to the community. “We wanted to find a project that would help our community and involve our entire school, and felt a can drive could really help those in need, commented Earnest Christian, 4C Academy Junior Board of Directors member.
Each 4C Academy team member has been given a Gather-Upt-shirt to wear, as well as grocery bags with information cards to hand out to neighbors and family. Team members will ask for donations of canned goods and non-perishable food items December 8ththrough 9th. Donated items should be returned to the school Monday, December 10th. Team members will then sort and prepare donations for distribution to local food banks.
In support of the project, 4C Academy CEO, Chris Hatcher explained, “We want our team members to experience the value of community service, and this project will allow them to see the impact that can be made when everyone works together towards a shared goal. I have challenged our students to help fill our logistics lab with canned goods so we can help Albany residents who are still recovering from Hurricane Michael.”
Items most needed include:
-Canned meats -Cereal
-Canned fruits/vegetables -Canned soups
-Peanut butter -Shelf-stable milk
-Pasta and pasta sauce. -Rice and beans
Additional donations will be graciously accepted at the 4C Academy during business hours. If you or your business would like to participate, please contact Chris Hatcher.
About 4C Academy:
The mission of the Commodore Conyers College & Career Academy is to produce college and career ready graduates with relevant skills and education and exceptional work ethic who can compete and succeed in the real world. Our partners include local business and industry, the Dougherty County School System, Albany Technical College, Albany State University, the Albany/Dougherty Economic Development Commission, and the Albany Area Chamber of Commerce. In addition, we have partnered with the Calhoun, Terrell and Baker County School Systems.