UNION COUNTY — The Student Government Association at Union County High School is sponsoring a canned food drive and each grade is being challenged to collect at least 200 cans of food.
The SGA has posted signs in the school’s cafeteria and on the upstairs and downstairs urging students to donate to the canned food drive. Students are encouraged to donate any item as long as it is canned food or other non-perishable items.
Each grade is being challenged to collect at least 200 cans of food or other non-perishable items with the members of each grade’s student council charged with collecting at least 50 each.
“The four council members — president, vice president, treasurer, and secretary — will be expected to collect at least 50 each and they can get them from parents or other students,” Hannah Sailors, 10 grade president, said.
In addition, a box has been set up in the front lobby for students and the public to place their donations.
Akire Clowney, 10th grade vice president, said the canned food will go to the needy students of the community.
The canned food drive will run through Friday and some of the donations will be distributed that day at schools throughout the district. The remainder will be distributed at UCHS on Saturday.
“We wanted to help kids have a good Thanksgiving meal they might not be able to get from their families,” Abby Kingsmore, 10th grade treasurer said.
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