Oct 11, 2017

North-Central Students Collecting For Pantry During Game Week

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It’s that time of year again. Crisp, fall nights, football rivalries, pumpkin spice everything, and the Central vs. North food drive competition!

Every year, the student councils at Pickerington High School Central and Pickerington High School North hold a canned food drive competition during the week of the Central vs. North football game.

Both schools are collecting non-perishable, non-expired food items, and cash donations to support the PCMA Food Pantry of Pickerington. The winner of the competition will be announced at the football game.

“This year at Central we are having a raffle to encourage students to participate,” said Karie Korbar, one of Central’s student council advisors. For each item students bring in, they will receive one raffle ticket, Korbar said.

Students can also donate money to the food pantry. For every $1 donation, the food pantry has the means to buy $10 worth of food. This money helps purchase needed items. So, for every $1 a student donates, they will receive 10 raffle tickets. There are almost 2,000 tickets in the raffle so far.

At the end of the food drive Central will raffle off gift cards to Starbucks, BW3’s, and Chipotle.

Teachers at North like to bring the heat and compete against other classrooms within the school.

“Some of our teachers get really competitive to get their classes to win,” said Sarah Whitcraft, the advisor for student council at North. “It’s fun to see if the same teacher wins every year or if someone else does.”

The reigning champion at North is physics teacher, Doug Forrest.

“He really gets his students involved,” Whitcraft said.

The canned food drive competition allows the students to support the community and the food pantry and get excited for the rivalry football game.

If you would like to volunteer or donate to the PCMA Food Pantry of Pickerington you can visit their website or follow their Facebook page to see what items they currently need.