E.A. Johnson HS Canned Food Drive

Help Those in Need In Genesee County

“I’ve had 14 birthdays that were all about me and I would like to make sure that this year that doesn’t happen. I don’t want people starving or going without a meal, and I want to help somehow.”

In Genesee County, 17 percent of the population, or nearly 75,000 people, face hunger regularly. Wise beyond her years, one of our 9th grade students, Sherry Wooster, has made it her birthday wish to help those in need by organizing a food collection drive.

The Important Stuff

Monday, March 17th, 8am to Friday, March 28th, 5pm

E.A. Johnson High School

WHAT: Canned Foods and Non-Perishable Items


WHO: EAJ is collecting for Mt. Morris Consolidated Schools Food Pantry, a food pantry that serves Mt. Morris Consolidated Schools’ students and their families.


HOW: Donations can be dropped off to the main office at E.A. Johnson High School. Students will be available to assist with pick-up and delivery of large donations. Please feel free to contact Vicky Hynds to arrange for delivery assistance.


WHY: The spark for the selfless birthday wish came after a Pay it Forward campaign started in February as part of EAJ's think.respect. grant. The campaign is helping to promote kindness among our students and throughout the community.

CONTACT: VIcky Hynds (810) 591-2370

We’ve challenged our students to help fulfill this selfless birthday wish by participating in the collection. The winning class will receive a birthday party in recognition of their hard work.