Salem High School Canned Food Drive Soars Past Last Year's Total
More than 26,000 Cans of Food Collected This Year,Up More Than 8,000 Cans From Last Year
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Student Council and National Honor Society Members at Salem High Load Food from the Food Drive to Take to the Salem Ministerial Alliance Food Pantry.
Photo by Bruce Kropp

More than 26,000 Cans of Food Collected This Year,Up More Than 8,000 Cans From Last Year

The Salem Community High School annual canned food drive came to an end Wednesday morning with the announcement of the final total.

Student Council Sponsor Matt Donoho made the announcement.

"Last year's total was 17,900ish. This years total 26,084.5 cans. Congratulations SCHS."

Donoho says the top homeroom class this year was Kari Thackrey and Trina Green, who students collected 6,412 cans. Green notes they only had nine days to collect the food and money to buy food.

"They were just amazing. I can't say enough about how well they did. There were some in particular that really went above and beyond and I'm really just so proud of them."

Thackery added everyone did something.

"Every student in both of our classes brought something in, or brought money in, or went around to houses. Every person did something and that's pretty cool."

The students in the two homerooms will receive pizza as their prize. Second place went to the homerooms of Mrs. Toth and Mrs. Timmermann. They will receive donuts.

Donoho is pleased with the student response.

T"It's a great feeling for all of our staff and students to know the canned food pantry was almost bare and we are going to be able to help fill it this year with around 26,000 cans. And it feels great to help the community like that."

After loading all the cans from the small gym, members of the Student Council and National Honor Society helped move the food into the food pantry at the Salem Community Activity Center.


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