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Helping Hands Food Pantry benefits from 6th grade project

6th grade students at Rockwall ISD’s Amy Parks-Heath Elementary collected 466 canned food items to be donated to Rockwall County Helping Hands Food Pantry on Feb. 12 as part of a class project.

The students had to work together to design and construct a working marble roller coaster, which they then had to analyze by finding the time the marble took to travel through the finished roller coaster. They collected the donations by having younger students “pay” to enter the roller coaster park with a canned food item.

*Pictured above are students Lance Cook, Alex Soto, and Matt Whitbeck.


Rockwall County Helping Hands food pantry is run in conjunction with the Assistance and Referral Program, offering relief to those families who are unable to put food on the table due to a crisis.  Families coming for assistance with food are provided with enough canned goods, staples and refrigerated and frozen items to last 5 – 7 days. Find out more on the organization’s website. publishes every week.
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