NAHS Annual Canned Food Drive: Trick or Treats So Tots Can Eat
The annual canned food drive Trick or Treat So Tots Can Eat ended on Wednesday, October 31st with teams of thespians going door to door in New Albany asking for nonperishable food donations. On Thursday, November 1st, House students tallied all each individual House’s points to see which House donated the most food to this worthy initiative. Miller House was declared the winner! On Friday, November 2nd, senior seminar students and thespians loaded the district box truck with all of the donated food.
The donated food was taken to the Mid-Ohio Food Bank. Over the course of the canned food drive, we collected 4,524 pounds of food, which will provide meals for families in Central Ohio. Our donation was the largest single donation from a private donor during the month of October. We nearly doubled the amount of food we collected last year! The Drama Department staff and students would like to thank all of the Houses for their spirited initiative during this worthy campaign. Without their help and support, we would not have been able to collect over two tons of food!
A special thanks goes out to Kristy Venne and the other House Deans for all of their efforts; Ric Stranges and Rex Reeder; and Dwight Shrigley, David Chapman, and John Chaffin for all of their help, especially with loading the truck and transporting all of the food to the Mid-Ohio Food Bank. A great way to show our solidarity with our community, we plan to continue this initiative next year and for many years to come because hunger is a very scary thing!
Pennies for Poultry
In October, the 7th grade social studies teachers challenged their students to purchase 100 turkeys for the Mid-Ohio Food Bank. In order for these turkeys to be purchased students had to bring in “Pennies for Poultry.” Every $13.80 raised buys 1 turkey. Our students rose to the challenge. As of November 6, students have purchased 361 turkeys; raising over $5000.00.
Students were quite innovative in their fundraising efforts by organizing bake sales during conferences and football games, trick-or treating for pennies, soliciting donations from high school students and even getting a donation from our mayor.
On Friday, November 9th, a representative from the Mid-Ohio Food Bank visited the middle school and was presented with a check from our 7th grade. While here, the representative discussed what the organization does, how it helps families in need and other volunteer opportunities.
The 7th grade teachers are so proud of our students and their efforts to help those in need this Thanksgiving.