Capital Area Food Bank Holiday Drive returns


Emma-Rose Floyd, News Editor

To keep with the tradition of giving back to those in need in the community, several organizations are taking part in the Holiday Food Drive benefitting the Capital Area Food Bank (CAFB). The drive started on Nov. 30 and will run until the end of the semester, Dec.18.
“The food bank is a great way for students to get involved right here in the community and help achieve our goal of providing proper nutritions for people around the world,” senior UNICEF member Shivani Pandya said.
The drive is being hosted by several organizations, including boys basketball, Student Council, Key Club, UNICEF and Four Points Middle School. The drive will help feed families in Central Texas.
“We’ve collected more cans than Ms. Mulligan and the officers can sort, so it’s been a big success,” Key Club senior Ariana Engles said.
The school collected almost 2,700 pounds of food during the drive last holiday season, providing almost 2,228 meals as estimated by the CAFB. Over the past four years, the school and surrounding area members have raised 6,000 pounds of food.
“We have been very successful in the past, so I’m excited to see what we achieve this year,” Pandya said.
Students can bring their goods and non-perishable food items to the CAFB bins located in both the Main Office and the Cafeteria.