Over the past 18 years, the Logan County High School chapters of FCCLA and FFA have partnered with the school’s student body to collect canned food items. To date, more than 90,000 canned food items have been collected!
Each year, collected items are donated to the local Good Samaritan and Carrico Center organizations to provide food for Logan County families that could use some extra help during the winter. This year’s collection goal was set at 5,000 cans.
To help meet this lofty goal, a competition was created between classes to see which class could collect the most canned food items. This year’s winner was Mr. Bailey’s class. At the drive’s conclusion, the goal was not only met but surpassed. Just before winter break, 5,060 cans, along with 65 cases of fresh fruit were loaded onto pickup trucks and delivered convoy-style to the Good Samaritan and Carrico Center for distribution.
If the school can maintain this rate, 100,000 cans will be eclipsed with next year’s anticipated drive. Sophomore FCCLA member Tanner Morrow commented, “The great thing about the food drive is that it benefits so many people, not just the ones receiving the food. It also benefits those of us collecting, as it provides us with a sense of service and a chance to give back to a community that has already given us so much.”
FCCLA is sponsored by Alisa Toon and JoElla Morrow. Brian Estes, and Jay Campbell serve as FFA sponsors.