School collects over 55,000 units of food in drive
Easily exceeding their goal of 42,000, students collected a record 55,055 units of nonperishable food for the hungry in the 2012 canned food drive. Again this year, the seniors led the school in cans collected, with22,602 items. Mr. Dan Simone’s first period religion class, which contributed 10,920 to the total will receive the Golden Can award, given to the room with the highest total.
The drive ran just two weeks: from Friday, Nov. 2, to Friday, Nov. 16. Student council sponsored a one-day intramural volleyball tournament for which the entry fee was 80 cans. Dress-down days during the drive promoted interest in giving. New this year was an assembly to celebrate reaching the goal, and eligible students had a chance to throw a pie in the face of a willing teacher.
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The food is divided among the following agencies:
All the powdered baby formula and any baby food goes to Pregnancy Care
on Tallmadge. The giant chocolate bars and a selection of canned vegetables go to Victim Assistance
and their holiday baskets.