Earlier today, Big Spring Junior High School students worked together with Complex Community Federal Credit Union to package 6,000 meals for that will be used to feed people in Big Spring.
Jason Berridge, CEO of Complex Community FCU, told KBest News that 1 in 3 kids have some sort of food insecurity and they're trying to make an impact on that to lessen those numbers in the communities that they serve.
Becky Otto, Principal of Big Spring Jr. High School, reached out to them to partner for this project, Impact Hunger, 3 years ago and now, her students are learning a life lesson in paying it forward.
13-year-old Eli Cobos, an 8th grader at Big Spring Jr. High, told KBest News that this morning was his first time to participate with the project but he felt good about helping out. He went on to say that he believed that it would help the community.
The Salvation Army of Big Spring, along with local food banks, will receive the bags of food to distribute to anyone who might need them. Captain Josh McKain with the Salvation Army of Big Spring, stated that each bag feeds 6 people and they’ll have bags to distribute months into the new year. He noted that the bags have a really long shelf life and are easy and quick meals to prepare for a family.