With its mission geared toward lending a hand to those in need, members of G. Ray Bodley High School’s HOPE Club recently joined forces with other school groups to hold a food drive benefiting the Salvation Army Food Pantry.
The HOPE Club, Helping Other People Everywhere, teamed up with the Future Business Leaders of America, the Student Senate and the French Club to collect nonperishable food items during the month of February.
Despite several days lost due to school cancellations, the drive yielded more than 600 items.
“Every little bit makes a difference,” HOPE Club adviser Cathy Cronk said. “The Salvation Army Food Pantry can use this to distribute to those in need.”
Cronk noted that Katherine Marshall’s guided study hall students donated 122 items, which was the most in the school and netted the class a pizza party.