“BAPS moves for hunger again”

Broken Arrow Public Schools moved more than 12,000 pounds of food for Broken Arrow Neighbors in the Move for Hunger food drive.

Accent Moving and Storage, 400 N. Popular Ave., delivered 12,528 pounds of non-perishable foods to Broken Arrow Neighbors in four days.

This year’s goal for the Move for Hunger Food Drive was 18,000 pounds, one pound of food for each student in Broken Arrow Public Schools.

The food drive is the vision of Sequoyah Middle School teacher Candy Lievsay.

“Wow, that is incredible!” she said. “While we didn’t make the 18,000 pounds, 12,528 is amazing. I stand amazed at what people working together can do.”

This year, Sequoyah Middle School, 2701 S. Elm Place, led the pack by bringing in two times the amount of any other Broken Arrow school at  2,065 pounds. This was the third year for the Move for Hunger Food Drive at Sequoyah Middle School. The food drive expanded to all of the BAPS school sites in 2013.

In second place, was Broken Arrow Senior High School, 1901 E. Albany St., at 1,035 pounds. Creekwood Early Childhood Center, 1351 E. Albany St., was third, with 281 four year-old students bringing in 990 pounds of food, while Vandever Elementary delivered with 415 students bringing in 935 pounds of food.

Rounding out the top five was Lynn Wood Elementary, 1600 W. Quincy Ave., with 492 students bringing in 908 pounds of food.

“Everyone knows how close this is to my heart, and I know, BA Neighbors will be thrilled to have their pantries filled again for the summer,” Lievsay said.