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Andrew J. Brown Academy Scholars Partner with Million Meal Movement to Pack 6,000 Meals

Third-grade students and several staff members at Andrew J. Brown Academy (AJB) joined Million Meal Movement in packing nearly 6,000 meals in just one hour.

Million Meal Movement empowers volunteers to make a difference through hands-on, high-energy meal-packing events. Each year, thousands of volunteers participate in meal packs, and millions of meals are donated to Indiana food pantries. Since 2007, Million Meal Movement has packed 28,960,503 meals.

Brittany Lahm, third-grade teacher at AJB, volunteered with the organization over the summer and brought the effort to the school to share the gift of giving with her scholars. Lahm and other staff members helped to prepare meal packs to be distributed to Midwest Food Bank of Indianapolis to benefit families in the area.

“​It is important for our students to see that they can give back to their own communities and that even though they are young, they can make a difference,” said Lahm.

Additionally, some of the meals packed will be given to AJB families for Thanksgiving in their annual Thanksgiving basket giveaway.

While packing meals, scholars practiced problem-solving, teamwork, and math skills to get the packages made efficiently and accurately. 

“Overall, we want our students to be successful academically, but we also want to grow the whole student to be able to impact their community and the world,” said Lahm.

Keep up the great work, AJB!

About Andrew J. Brown Academy
Andrew J. Brown Academy is a tuition-free, public charter school in Indianapolis, Indiana, serving students in kindergarten through eighth grade. It is part of the National Heritage Academies network, which includes more than 100 tuition-free, public charter schools serving more than 65,000 students in kindergarten through 12th grade across nine states. For more information, visit

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