As Villa begins its annual Peanut Butter and Jelly Drive with Nutritional Development Services, students and teachers took time out of their day this afternoon to learn about hunger. Nutritional Development Services representative, Brooke Mullin, spoke to grades 3-8 about the services that NDS offers to local needy families and brought the realities close to home for the students. Students were shocked to learn that 1 in 5 children go hungry every day in the US. “Even the smallest things count when it goes to help those in need,” said Brooke, speaking about the girls taking a part to help in their communities. Following the assembly, the girls will reflect upon what they learned in their religion journals and are encouraged to participate in the Peanut Butter and Jelly Drive hosted by the Student Leadership Team. “When we have more, Jesus calls us to share with his poor,” Sister Patricia reminded the girls. The collection will run through October 23. Students can bring donations in to school and place them in the boxes outside the cafeteria.