Project RISE (Respect, Integrity, Success, and Empowerment) is a group created by school faculty and students to focus on one major thing: “Building the Bridge Between School and Community.” In the past, the coalition has merged to create a food pantry program for the school system. This allows children with less-than ample access to food and resources, to get anything they might need.
Brian Bohlen explains how when he attempted to get the support of the community for this project – they stepped up.
After collecting free food pantry drop-off cans from Theisens, Project RISE set each in location around town – Hy-Vee, the YCMA, and several others. Just recently, H&R Block joined the efforts.
For locals wondering, the food pantry does take monetary donations.
Project RISE is also in the business of creating cohesion between the different grade levels and if a local would like to see the group in action, an open house will be taking place at Charles City Middle School on February 12th starting at 11:40 a.m.