Students, teachers get free hours as food drive reward
Members of the Centre High School chapter of the National Honor Society sponsored a unique food drive May 8.
Students were asked to bring non-perishable items to school and stack them in classroom doorways. If a doorway was completely blocked, students with classes in those rooms did not have class.
According to NHS vice president Carrie Carlson, several teachers also contributed. Tape was used to hold the stacks together and fill any gaps. Carlson said one door was blocked with boxes of cereal, and one with canned goods.
Classrooms completely blocked were those of Laura Vinduska, Cindy Riedel, Kara Luce, and Greg Wyatt. Those instructors provided activities for idle students including sports in the gymnasium, board games, movies, and study hall.
Carlson and NHS treasurer Amy Makovec delivered the seven cardboard boxes and eight plastic bags full of food Thursday to Marion County Food Bank in Marion.
“We were happy to get such a good response,” Carlson said.
Attendant Kay Steele said she had never seen so much cereal delivered at one time. It is an item always in demand. She said the food bank needs more space.