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Students collect food for holidays

Posted on Tuesday, December 4, 2018 at 11:46 am


At Troy Buchanan High School everyone has come together to help provide for the food drive.

“Bring in anything that is non-perishable, like cereal boxes, canned goods, rice, anything you can put in your pantry,” TBHS math teacher Colin Nelson said.

Each individual has a different mindset and goal for this food drive, but the main objective is to collect as many canned goods and non-perishable items as possible to help people that are less fortunate.

”The main goal for this drive is to get 15,000 items, and we want to try and see every kid bring in something,” Nelson said.

The food drive started on Nov. 1 and will run through Dec. 14, stopping at 3 p.m. that afternoon. All donations will be given to the Bread for Life Pantry.

“I have students who told me they are coordinating with their churches, where they are putting boxes where people can bring donations,” said Mathew Bauman, social studies teacher at TBHS. The teachers’ favorite part of the food drive is when the students come together to help those in need during the holidays.

“The people who run the pantry are tremendous people,” Bauman said. “They do a great deal to help people and it’s always nice to see the look on their face when we are able to bring in our donations.”

The students at TBHS enjoy the time of year of the can food drive for the donation aspect. The feeling they have when they do something to help another makes them proud of who they are becoming.