CVMS food drive benefits Second Harvest

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Neighbors | Abby Slanker.Canfield Village Middle School Student Council hosted a food drive to benefit Second Harvest Food Bank Nov. 8-30. Eighth-grade student council members, from left, Anthony Scarmack, Catherine Esper and Lenna Atway, checked out the overflowing donation boxes in the lobby of the school on Nov. 30.

By ABBY SLANKER

neighbors@vindy.com

The Canfield Village Middle School Student Council sponsored a food drive to benefit Second Harvest Food Bank Nov. 8-30. Non-perishable food items were collected in homerooms and the homeroom in each grade level which collected the most items was awarded a pizza party.

To encourage students to bring in some of the most needed items, each grade level received double points for a specified item.

Fifth-graders received double points for bringing in peanut butter, sixth-grade students received double points for bringing in canned tuna or chicken, seventh-grade students received double points for bringing in macaroni and cheese and eighth-graders received double points for bringing in canned soup.

“We really have a lot of food this year. We had a lot last year, but I think we have even more this year. Our collection boxes were overflowing. We have so many enthusiastic fifth-graders who love helping our school, so they really came through and brought a lot of food. And our competition between homerooms motivated students, too. We like helping Second Harvest because a lot of people get food from there and depend on them, so we like to help them out,” said Riley Miller, CVMS eighth-grade student council member.

Last year, the school collected 2,733 pounds of food for Second Harvest Food Bank.

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