Howell public schools come together for good cause

Madison Deadman, A&E Editor

can driveBy A&E Editor: Madison Deadman

This year the Howell High School annual can food drive for Gleaner’s Food Bank is going district wide. Both middle schools will be participating in this event, as well as four elementary schools and the high school. The elementary schools include Northwest, Hutchings, Voyager, and Three Fires.

Gleaner’s Food Bank is an organization that has been in action for over 35 years, nourishing communities by feeding the hungry. They are active in Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Livingston, and Monroe counties. Last year, Gleaners distributed 46 million pounds of emergency food to more than 550 partner soup kitchens, shelters, and pantries. This canned food drive is a great way to support the cause and help out the community.

The Public Relations team from the Marketing II class has been working with the Leadership class to make this a success. A group of students have been assigned to each school to keep track of the amount of canned food that is being brought.

This event begins Nov. 1, and will run until Dec. 20, which is right before the school holiday break. The drive is not strictly canned food, however. People can also participate by donating money. One dollar will be equivalent to one can. Also, smaller items equal one can. For instance, if a student brings in Ramen Noodles, then five of them will equal one can.

The drive has been made into a competition between classes and between the schools. The overall winning class will receive donuts and juice. An award will also be given to the winning school.

“I highly encourage everyone to participate in this can food drive,” says student Danielle Hamilton, who is part of the Public Relations team as well as Leadership. “It’s going to be a fun competition between everyone, and at the same time, we’re helping the people in our community.”