Churchill High School wants your support in collecting canned goods.
Drop your canned/non-perishable goods in the box in the school’s lobby or in the office between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. for the entire month of October to support the school’s Hunger Month.
Sponsored by Free the Children, this is the third year the school has put on the event, organized by the school’s Peace Leaders group.
Barbara Ediger, an educational assistant at the school, is a supervisor for the group. She said they have previously brought students to food banks to let them see where the food items will be going.
"We’re trying to show videos, and we had some kids last week go to Main Street Project to deliver some food that we had prepared here," she said.
Ediger said it was an eye-opener for the students.
"They had no idea," said Ediger. "It’s easy to just bring in a canned good, but when you actually see who is using them I think that’s been a bit of a shock for some of them."
Ediger said teachers have also challenged their students to get 10 other people to bring in goods.
In addition to asking the community to bring in donations, the school will be hosting a community movie night featuring Casper on Oct. 24 at 7 p.m.
Last year, the high school filled a large table with donations. This year they want a pile six feet tall, said Ediger.
Churchill High School is located at 510 Hay St.