End Weekend Hunger at Summit MS

Generation Pay It Forward (GPIF) is a fundraising campaign with the goal of ending weekend hunger for 6th and 7th graders in need in the Johnston School District. This will be accomplished by raising the $21,000 needed for the Johnston Partnership , a local non-profit, to bring the Friday Friends program to Summit Middle School.

Friday Friends is a program that provides food for schoolchildren on the weekend, when free and reduced breakfasts and lunches are not available.

The Partnership has identified Summit as the school with the greatest need for a Friday Friends program currently. Any students who “graduate” out of elementary buildings with Friday Friends programs do not receive the same support once they start at Summit due to the lack of an established Friday Friends program there.

This fundraising campaign was developed alongside the Johnston Partnership and is being spearheaded by Johnston High School young alumni. We recognize the power of us as individuals joining together to achieve something greater than ourselves. In addition to realizing the outcome of fewer hungry kids, we’re also seeking to connect the young alumni of the Johnston school district — a generation one might say — with the schools and community that invested in us growing up so that kids who follow receive just as strong of an investment. We are the pay it forward generation.


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  • Leah Tokheim 
    • $100 
    • 38 mos
  • Pat and Susan Ward 
    • $25 
    • 38 mos
  • Pat Gagne 
    • $25 
    • 38 mos
  • Kristen Strawhacker 
    • $50 
    • 39 mos
  • Maryjane McGovern 
    • $50 
    • 39 mos
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Scott Syroka 
Johnston, IA
Johnston Partnership For A Healthy Community Inc 
Registered nonprofit
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