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Food for a difference

MHS students held a food drive for the elementary schoolers, resulting in over 1500 pounds of donated food.
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Steven Strauss
MHS students grab food to donate to the food shelf.

The Minnesota Honor Society held a food drive at the Elementary school from December 11th to December 14th. This year, about 1,500 pounds of food and bathroom supplies were donated to the local food shelf. MHS has run the food drive for a number of years, and it is a meaningful way for members to volunteer. The food drive helps students come together to make a difference in their local community as well as working for a reward to be the class that donated the most food.

Elementary students were encouraged to donate food and write their grade and teacher’s name on the items they turned in. Each grade has a winning class. The class from each grade receives candy canes and the overall class winner in the whole school receives candy canes, Hershey’s kisses, and the opportunity for Elementary Principal Mrs. Chappuis or assistant principal Mr. Strauss to read the class a book of their choosing. The overall winner in the school was Mrs. Vagts’ Kindergarten class. This class did a great job of donating the most items to help out the local food shelf. 

The food drive is something simple that makes a large impact in the local community. The younger students work for a goal without even realizing they are making a large impact. Kaillie Johnson, a senior in MHS, said, “When we are young, we don’t think about where the food truly goes or how it helps others. I think giving rewards to elementary students intrigues them, and as we get older we can see what a difference and good deed we did when we were younger and continue to help now.” MHS has been doing the food drive for around fifteen years. The food drive is very successful every year so it is continued to be done by the MHS students. “I am happy that I am able to help with the food drive. I enjoy helping others in our community, especially around Christmas. It also reminds me to be thankful for things in my life,” stated Randi Hanson, another senior in MHS. 

The food drive is a wonderful thing  MHS students do to make an impact in the community. It helps many people in our local community and makes a difference not just around holidays but year round. Many people in the local community have benefited from the food drive in the past and are now able to donate to it themselves. While the food drive was a fun competition for elementary students, it also is a huge success and helps the community. Even if the students didn’t realize what they were doing to help, it still made a difference. 

About the Contributor
Hilari Palodichuk, News Writer
Hi, my name is Hilari Palodichuk. I am a sophomore in high school and I'm involved in many school activities. I am involved in FFA, Fall Dance team, Dance team, Trap, Fishing team, Softball, and the Lantern. I also enjoy the outdoors and reading.