The Andrew Jamieson, Chaplain, announced on Monday, November 12th the beginning of Can Hunger Week. All the items brought in were placed in the Bible room. Students, parents and staff all brought in non-perishable food items all week long. On Friday after 2pm the food items were counted and classes found out their totals. On Monday the food was transported to the local 403 Center in Madison to help those in need. This class competition was announced in chapels, in Bible classes, and in emails to the Madison Academy family. “Chappy” Jamieson hopes that students will see this as a part of servant-hood–helping those in need to have some food for the Thanksgiving holiday. This program started in 2013, five years ago when the Dean Flint, the Director of the 403 Center asked if the Madison Academy family could help supply some food items because of a shortage just before Thanksgiving. The students and parents accepted the challenge that year and each year following.
This year the Class of 2021 [Sophomores] brought in the most food: 1, 172 items. In second place was the Class of 2020 [Juniors] with 1,089 items. Third place were the Seniors, Class of 2019 with 575 items and the Freshmen, Class of 2022 brought in 59 items.