Hannah Wilson, Staff Writer – Lecanto High School [LHS] staff and students took action and got involved in the recent district food drive that ended Friday, Feb. 16. It’s annual and allows local high schools to connect with the community to donate nonperishable foods to those in need. All the collected cans are transported to the Food Bank of Citrus County, where they are then distributed to the Community Food Bank of Citrus County, located in Homosassa.
Spanish Teacher and National Honors Society [NHS] adviser, Jessica Price, organizes the food drive at LHS. Price seemed to enjoy leading LHS’s food drive because of the opportunities it gave students to help out locally.
“Since I work with the National Honors Society, I always volunteer because it’s a great way to get a lot of students involved. My favorite part of the food drive is that it gives us an opportunity to work toward a common goal, which is to provide for the less fortunate here in the heart of our community.” Price said.
Teachers and staff participated in the food drive, but they also encouraged their students to take part as well.
“It is a great opportunity to give back, and to show appreciation for the great community we live in. The food drive is a community effort, and it is important for high schoolers to start joining their community and doing their part to benefit the community we all belong to,” Richardson said.
Ruth Wyka, math teacher, was happy her class was able to participate in the food drive so they could help improve the community.
“Our school partnering with the community for this food drive is wonderful! The food drive will benefit many people in our community who are experiencing a time of need, and our students and staff have been given this chance to help others,” said Wyka.