Zane Grey Elementary Collects Over 5,100 Cereal Boxes for Community Organizations

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ZANESVILLE, Ohio- Zane Grey Elementary and Intermediate School started a cereal box donation drive through the month of March. The school filled with boxes every day, as students competed with other classrooms to see who could bring in the most.

On Wednesday morning, Zane Grey Elementary celebrated the success of the cereal box donations. Staff members lined up the boxes in the center of the hallway on both levels of the school to create a domino effect. Students came out to watch the chain reaction take place. 


“I believe the last final count was close to fifty-one hundred boxes…We were expecting maybe a thousand boxes, so when they kept pouring in and pouring in from community members and local businesses. A lot of parents reached out to their friends and different things like that, it was pretty much amazing. Here we had three different spots where it was full of cereal,” Assistant principal Megan Weingart said.

The cereal will be donated to different organizations in Zanesville.

“Some of them are like Bethel Community Center, some of our students go there after school or on Fridays for remote learning, East Side Community Center, Civic League, Salvation Army, South Zanesville Food Bank, and there are some various churches that are coming to get it as well,” Weingart said.

The classrooms that brought in the most boxes will be winning a pizza party. Two winners were chosen at Zane Grey Elementary as one room brought in over 1,000 boxes, and the other, 900.

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