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Record Number: 3527
Displayed from: Oct 12, 2007 , until: Oct 31, 2007
Students in several Fort Wayne Community Schools buildings will recognize World Food Day next week with food drives and other events. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations celebrates World Food Day each year on Oct. 16, the day on which the Organization was founded in 1945. Many FWCS schools use the anniversary as a way to organize food drives to help the Associated Churches Food Bank System. This year is Associated Churches' 20th annual World Day Food Day Collection, and the theme is "Help Fill the Empty Shelves." The following schools are participating in the food drive: Forest Park Elementary, Oct. 8-19 Haley Elementary, Oct. 15-19 Kekionga Middle School, Oct. 15-19 St. Joseph Central Elementary, Oct. 16 Shambaugh Elementary, Oct. 15-19 Weisser Park Elementary, Oct. 15-20, including a collection booth at the school carnival on Oct. 20 At Bunche Early Childhood Center, students will be harvesting their potato crop 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16, with the help of Glenn Voris from the Atlas Foundation. The potatoes will be used to make potato salad on Wednesday, which the students will get to eat for snack.

With nearly 30,000 students, Fort Wayne Community Schools is one of the largest school districts in Indiana. FWCS proudly allows families to choose any of its 50 schools through its successful school-choice program creating diversity in each school, including some with more than 75 languages spoken. FWCS offers seven magnet schools focusing on areas such as science and math, communication, fine arts or Montessori at the elementary and middle school level. In high school, students can choose from the prestigious International Baccalaureate program, Project Lead the Way or New Tech Academy as well as other rigorous academic and specialty training programs.