Spartans Strike Up Support for Food Drive


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  Sanderson is taking part in the Students Against Hunger competition to help support the community in any way possible. 

  All of the funds that the SAH competition raises go straight to the Annual Food Drive that supports the Food Bank of Central and Eastern NC. 

  Last year the SAH Competition raised 600,000 meals for people in our community. Sanderson High School makes huge contributions to the food drive annually but topped all previous ones when we donated 243,871 meals last year. It is vital that Sanderson has a competitive attitude and that the student body understands how important their contribution is.

  When asked about how and why Sanderson is taking part in the food drive, Executive Council Advisor Jordan Miller stated, “The Food Drive is a huge tradition at Sanderson, and our participation this year is more important than ever! Food insecurity in our area has increased by about 38 percent because of the pandemic, meaning there are about 800,000 people in our area who don’t know when their next meal is coming.” Miller continued, “We know the normal events and competitions are fun, but this year we have to give just out of the goodness of our hearts to help the community around us!”

  It is important for students to understand that circumstances are very different this year. There are still people that need help and donations can go a long way. 

  Sanderson’s Executive Student Council is running the Food Drive in order to gain school spirit and involvement to help the cause. Executive Treasurer Ana Chenoweth said, “The executive council members are getting creative and trying to find ways to encourage people to give even with the challenge that is COVID-19.” Chenoweth went on to share, “One way we’ve already found that works is through social media. It’s the easiest way to reach people and get the school involved in giving.” 

  Student council is getting creative and putting time and energy into new resources to spread awareness. Donating and supporting the Food Drive is especially important right now because of how many people this pandemic has affected. This is the time to take action and help the community when they are down.

  Sanderson is taking donations until December 4th, and has set a goal of five thousand dollars. Help your school reach this goal by donating through the Just Giving page or through OSP!