Spring Food Drive is a success


Allyson Jones, Staff Writer

The food drive has been a JC spring tradition for years as the community has collected food, household items and paper products. In celebration of St. Patrick’s Day, students and staff were encouraged to bring in green donations such as green beans, peas, green cleaning supplies and other products with green packaging.
The Romeo Service Club and the National Honor Society took these donations to local churches and parishes. Donations from students, faculty, and staff were dropped off between March 15- 25 in room 104 before and after school.
Mrs. Strawbridge said “The turnout was lower than what I would have liked, but every little bit helps. I couldn’t get one more box in the back of my SUV.”
When making a donation participants were given the chance to win Chick-fil-A gift cards, and students and teachers got a dress down day on Wednesday the 31st for their thanks for participating.
This isn’t the only opportunity to donate. Students and staff can help all year round in the community. “There is always something to do. . . Students need to keep their eyes and hearts open to serving,” added Mrs. Strawbridge.