Over 4,500 cans donated to local food banks

Last updated: December 16. 2013 12:23PM - 875 Views
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On Nov. 10, the Logan County High School FFA and FCCLA clubs started gathering cans for its annual food drive.

That all culminated to a huge donation of some 4,500 cans and other nonperishable items being donated on Friday to the Agape and Logan County Good Samaritans.

“We started right around Nov. 10 with the collection,” said Bryan Estes, who headed up the project for the students. “The students really got into it this year as they usually do.”

The food couldn’t come at a better time for Agape, which makes sure that those in need in Russellville and Logan County have enough to eat both over the holidays and throughout the rest of the year as well.

“What a blessing this is,” said Janice Humble of Agape. “This will help us feed so many people this year.”

That so many students took part in the even was especially impressive.

“People talk about what is wrong with the youth of today, but look what they have done,” said Rev. Mike Humble of Agape. “This speaks volumes about the students of Logan County High School.”

This was the 12th year for the food drive. Estes said that somewhere in the neighborhood of 80,000 cans of food have been donated during that time.

“We make it a competition at the school with all the first period classes going against each other,” Estes said. “The response was really good this year.”

In addition to the nonperishable foods, the Logan County High School students also donated several boxes of fresh fruit to Agape.

“We sell this fruit every year as a fund raiser and whatever we have left over each year, we always donate along with the canned good,” Estes said. “This is always a good lesson for the kids in what it means to give back.”

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