Food drive instills spirit of giving back


Alyn Seymour

From Nov. 1 to Nov. 18, students can bring canned foods and non-perishables to their second-period classes to donate to those in need.

Alyn Seymour, Staff Writer

Donating food can mean the world to someone in need.

From Nov. 1 to Nov. 18, students can donate to Second Harvest Food Bank by bringing canned food or non-perishables to their second-period classroom. The class with the most donations will not only help their community but will also be rewarded with donuts from ASB.

The Bay Area is the second largest metropolitan area in California, and a large portion of its population is hungry or is at risk of becoming hungry, according to the Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties.

With that information in mind, many believe that the food drive is a great opportunity for students to give back to their communities.

“I am planning on donating cans,” said 12th-grader Erica Pang. “I think it’s great that Carlmont has a food drive because we can all help someone in need.”

Some students encourage their peers to donate to help others enjoy the holidays.

“Thanksgiving is almost here, so it’s important for everyone to celebrate, no matter their financial status. I think the food drive is great because not only is ASB motivating students to donate cans, but it really spreads kindness around campus,” said 11th-grader Emma Armstrong.

Others are inspired to donate simply by the idea of getting into the holiday spirit.

“To me, holiday spirit means giving back,” said 11th-grader Angie Grundig. “The food drive will unite Carlmont because we all are giving back to the same cause and helping others.”

All around campus, students are beginning to express their gratitude through donations and encouraging others to do so as well.

“Many of us are really lucky to have food on the table, and some people don’t have that,” said sophomore Jordan Cheney. “I think everyone at Carlmont who has extra food should donate this year.”