FBLA completes holiday outreach activities

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The Oconto Falls FBLA chapter held its annual holiday food drive and cookie-baking day in December to help put food on the table for those less fortunate.

The FBLA “Stick it to Hunger” food drive started Dec. 5 and ended Dec. 20. To help ensure that quality items were brought in, FBLA officers established a point system. For this year, 2,016 points were needed in order for the students to be awarded an assembly. Students and staff donated approximately 936 food and household items for a total of 2,366 points.

Teachers volunteered to participate in the assembly as a way to show their appreciation for the number of donations. Maria Steingraber had whipped cream pies thrown in her face, Jeremiah Dorn was made into a human sundae, and Vicky Dallman was duct-taped to the wall.

The items collected were delivered to Kingdom Come food pantry in Oconto Falls.

On Dec. 18, approximately 35 FBLA members and three advisers came together to bake holiday treats. A few FFA members and an adviser also volunteered. It took a busy six hours to bake and put together approximately 4,000 treats that were divided into 400 boxes.

Kingdom Come received 250 boxes, and the remaining boxes were delivered to the homebound seniors in Oconto County through the Meals on Wheels program.

On Dec. 22, approximately 30 FBLA members visited Atrium Post Acute Care in Oconto Falls to celebrate the holiday season and build connections with the elderly in the community. Students and advisers made holiday arts and crafts and listened to the seniors’ stories.

One of Oconto Falls FBLA’s goals is to continue to build community relations and teach members the importance of giving back.