This November, Carlmont students are coming together to collect cans for the food drive. The collected cans will be donated to the Second Harvest Food Bank.
The food drive kicked off on Nov. 5 and will run until Nov. 16. It gives students a chance to help out the local community.
Carlmont’s Associated Student Body Human Relations commissioner Bita Shahrvini encourages students to donate to the drive.
“It’s the right thing to do. Helping out the less fortunate is something that we should all strive to do. Also, everyone should have enough food during the holiday season,” she said.
In the past, food drives at Carlmont have been very successful. In the 2012 food drive, Carlmont hopes to gather an abundant amount of food and even more than last year.
The Feeding America website said, “According to the United States Department of Agriculture, 16.7 million children under 18 in the United States live in this condition – unable to consistently access nutritious and adequate amounts of food necessary for a healthy life.”
The cans can be donated in students’ fourth period classes and the class with the most cans will be win a pizza party.
Shahrvini loves to donate because “it gives you a warm, fuzzy feeling that you’re helping people out.”
Canned foods are encouraged to be donated until the drive ends on Nov. 16.