Miss Sullivan County
Social Impact Statement:
Snackpacks To End Childhood Hunger
Hometown: Mount Carmel
East Tennessee State University
Hello, I am Caitlyn Ison, Miss Sullivan County 2020. I am currently a student at East Tennessee State University studying Elementary Education and Chemistry. With my bachelor’s degree, I plan to become an elementary school teacher or a high school chemistry teacher. My social impact initiative involves working to end childhood hunger. I have a passion for helping children who depend on their schools for meals throughout the week. Gravelly Baptist Church and I have partnered to help children in our community who don’t receive the full nutrition they need. Together we gather food bags called snackpacks and send it to local elementary schools. So far, we have sent a total of 810 snackpacks to children in need within the Sullivan County area.
Throughout the school year, I have held two movie nights where the admission is to bring in non-perishable food items to place into the Snackpacks. The movie nights were a huge success and provided enough food for almost 150 Snackpacks! The Snackpacks are sent home with children on Fridays to take home over the weekends. My goal is to bring awareness to our country that there are children all around us who need our help.
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