Julia Harrison – LRHS News
(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – Thanksgiving is here and for LRHS students that means time for gratitude and generosity.
Mustangs participated in the Mayors’ Feed the Hungry Campaign from Nov. 11 to Nov. 21 and donated 3,163 nonperishable goods to the cause.
Quill and Scroll has orchestrated the can drive for the past five years. This year they allied with the LRHS chapter of the National Honor Society (NHS) and the Student Government
Association (SGA) and managed to collect 1000 more cans than the in 2012.
Quill and Scroll adviser Candy Delazzer said, “Without the help of these two clubs this years’ drive would not have been as successful.”
The Mayor’s Feed the Hungry Campaign is a joint effort from the mayors of Bradenton, Palmetto, Sarasota, Longboat Key, Venice, and county commission chairs from Manatee County, Sarasota County to feed the hungry this holiday season.
Delazzer said, “The Mayors’ Feed the Hungry Campaign is a good way to give back to the community for Thanksgiving and help those in need.”
Students were asked to donate cans to their first period teacher. There was a competition among these classes for the most donations.
Science teacher Mark Napier’s first period class won with 180 donated cans. The class will receive a donut and juice party.
Next year Delazzer hopes to collect 4,000 cans and get on-campus clubs involved in the competition.