Counselors Sponsor Food Drive to Help Stop Hunger

Counselors Sponsor Food Drive to Help Stop Hunger

Margie Savage, Photo Editor

Students will participate in the one- day Food for Families event on November 22. Teachers will accept non-perishable food items in their second period classes.

“Our goal is to fill up both barrels,” counselor Samantha Earp said. “We hope the food drive lets people know that the community, and God, love them.”

The final count of the canned food items will be tallied, and the count turned in to the counselor’s office on November 22 before the end of the eighth period. The class that collects the most nonperishable food items will have a pizza party thrown for them from the counseling department. 

“We wanted to have a meaningful reward,”  Earp said, “and what better way than to give free pizza!”

Non-perishable food items are canned meats, canned vegetables, cereals, baby food, peanut butter, dry beans, rice, flour, sugar, cornmeal, pasta, and pasta sauces. All of the food collected in the Food For Families food drive will help feed the hungry in the central Texas area. 

“Food for Families came to us and asked us to participate,” Earp said. “The food drive is important because we are helping feed people within our community.”