Student groups from Clover and York High Schools will compete this week all for a good cause.
Student council members at Clover and cheerleaders at York will lead efforts to collect canned food items during the week through Nov. 2. Each school will donate all items to local charities. In Clover, the canned goods will be distributed to the Clover Area Assistance Center, God’s Kitchen, and the district’s food pantry, and in York, the items will be donated to PATH Ministries.
Combined efforts in last year’s inaugural competition collected 9,600 canned goods. Donations can be dropped off at any school in the two districts and will be counted toward the respective high school’s total collection.
“This opportunity will serve our students well and provide a competitive environment to encourage canned food donations throughout the week that will have a direct positive impact on families in our community,” said Clover superintendent Dr. Marc Sosne.
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Dr. Vernon Prosser of York agrees.
“This is a great way for our students to get involved in community service and to give back to their community,” said Prosser.
Family Trust Federal Credit Union is sponsoring the food drive competition and will award a trophy to the school that collects the most canned goods during the initiative. Family Trust is also awarding a cash donation to each school.
The trophy and check presentation will take place during Friday night’s football game at York where the Blue Eagles and Cougars kickoff at 7:30 p.m.