John Hersey High School has begun collecting food items as part of its annual food drive to help those in need.
The food drive is one of Hersey's biggest philanthropic undertakings, and thanks to the community, the school has collected record amounts of food during the past few years to benefit those experiencing difficult times.
On Nov. 5, Hersey students began canvassing area neighborhoods to place bags donated from Jewel on doorsteps with instructions on how to participate. On Tuesday, Nov. 13, Hersey students will return to the neighborhoods to pick up donated items in the filled bags.
Students will box and label the donations before loading everything onto trucks provided by U-Haul on Friday, Nov. 16, and deliver the food to local food pantries.
Hersey is also seeking boxes that are close to 16-by-13-by-13-inch or of a similar size. If you have boxes to donate, please contact Assistant Principal John Novak at firstname.lastname@example.org or (847) 718-4818.
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