Greencastle-Antrim High School's food drive delivers 15 boxes of food

January 31, 2012|By ROXANN MILLER |
  • Greencastle-Antrim High School civics students Carlos Ruilowa, Shelby Arnold and Brittany Lane collect food at the home basketball game against James Buchanan on Jan. 20.
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GREENCASTLE, Pa. — Greencastle-Antrim High School’s service project to honor the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. surpassed last year’s goal by 25 percent, according to school officials.

During the week of Jan. 16, high school civics teacher Ellen Kirkner spearheaded a schoolwide food drive to collect canned and nonperishable food items for the Greencastle and St. Thomas food pantries as a tribute to King.

To collect as much food as possible for the food pantries, organizers invited the community to participate in the food drive during the Jan. 20 basketball game between the Greencastle-Antrim Blue Devils and the James Buchanan Rockets.

The school took $1 off the admission price to the middle school and high school basketball games for everyone who brought a canned or nonperishable food item.

Kirkner said she was overwhelmed when she saw the community rally to help with this year’s food collection.

“We were really pleased and appreciated the response from both the Greencastle and Mercersburg communities,” Kirkner said. “We dropped the food off at the food pantries, and they were so pleased.”


Kirkner said a total of 15 boxes of food were delivered to the food pantries.

“They (volunteers at the food pantry) said the food came at the right time,” Kirkner said.

The service project was sponsored by the National Honor Society and STARS, the school’s service group, which stands for Students and Teachers Achieving Results through Service.

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