Sunday, September 26, 2021

35th Annual Feed-A-Friend Drive

By: Madison Welsted/Content Editor

It’s the holiday season once again, and that means it’s time for Feed-A-Friend! From now until November 8th, grades K-12 will be collecting non-perishable food items for donation. Money donations are also welcome. Each dollar or item of food will be worth one point, and the homeroom with the highest points will earn a reward. The elementary school will earn extra recess, the middle school will win a donuts and apple cider party, and high school will win a breakfast pizza party hosted by the Leo Club. If the school reaches its goal of 400 items, there will also be a movie for students near Thanksgiving!

The donations will be delivered to Trehab Food Banks in Montrose and Susquehanna, and then to the families in need. Last year alone, the Feed-A-Friend Thanksgiving Food Drive was able to feed 742 households, which is equivalent to 2,534 individuals in Susquehanna County. Remember, even donating just one item is a helpful act of service to our community, and will be appreciated!

The following is a list of the most needed non-perishable items for those looking to donate:

Jello, Pudding, Fruit Cocktail, Canned Peaches, Canned Pears, Applesauce, Cranberry Sauce, Corn, Green Beans, Peas, Sweet Potatoes, Box Stuffing Mix, Instant Potatoes, Cake Mix, Canned Pumpkin, Boxed Pie Crust, Pasta, Spaghetti Sauce, Soups

Please be sure to check the expiration dates before donating to ensure that the food will not expire before Thanksgiving.

The Blue Ridge Leo Club advisor, Mrs. Latting, has some final thoughts to share about the benefits of Feed-A-Friend. She says, “I love to see students enjoy the donating process and understand the bigger picture we’re supporting. Even if everyone only contributes a small amount, many families will be helped, and that’s an impact we are capable of making at Blue Ridge this giving season.”

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Madison Welsted
Madison will be a young graduate at 17, but she is looking forward to finishing her senior year of high school. In the future, she plans to earn her master's degree in a major related to psychology, as she aspires to become a one-on-one counselor. She works at Subway and babysits to help save money. In her free time, she likes to read, write, and talk to people, so journalism is a topic of interest to her for sure.

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