Canned Food Drive 2012

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.

Seniors 22,602
Juniors 19,826
Sophomores 5,807
Freshmen 6,546
Miscellaneous  274
Total  55,055

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.

To read Jewell Cardwell's column from the Beacon Journal on, click HERE

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.

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