This afternoon I went shopping for the 25 families our school is providing food for. These families will get 2 gallons of milk, a small ham, and a dozen eggs in addition to the 200 food items we are donating. We ended up collecting 6,100 items for these families, a feat which should get us front page coverage. But, alas, we are not on the front page of any newspapers in the area. But, my guess is that if we had been part of a brawl with 20 arrests, everyone would cover us (NBC
, Journal Inquirer
, Hartford Courant
, Boston Herald--out of state--,
); you get the picture. But when one of the poorest districts in the tsate collects 6,100 food items for the needy families in town, does anyone notice? Nope.
Well, I say feel free to talk all you want about our test scores (which need to come up), but in the end, I'd like to know which suburb district in the richest state in the union, competes with our our food drive.