Canon-McMillan High School seniors and members of National Honor Society Jared Barton and Nicole Witkowski were seen packing boxes of non-perishables for the Canonsburg Food Bank recently.
That's because the Canon-McMillan High School National Honor Society’s annual fall food drive is under way.
Loosely based on the popular young adult book, The Hunger Games, the theme for the collection is “Hunger is no game.”
Joyce Mason, NHS sponsor, along with the NHS officers, Jennie Brancho, Nicole Witkowski, Brandon Sterling and Matthew Tilley, divided the school into 12 districts with each district represented by a teacher who volunteered to be a Tribute.
Principal Dave Helinski, who represents the Capitol, gave each of the 12 teachers a “food goal.” The teacher-tributes must encourage students and other members of their departments to bring in canned goods and other non-perishable items to meet their goal.
Jennie Brancho, NHS president, commented on the student and teacher response, “The Hunger Games theme is connecting with the students, and I am surprised by their overwhelming response. Hunger is not a game, and we want to do our part to support the Canonsburg community.”
And it's not too late to chip in! The food drive runs through Friday. The food collection benefits the Canonsburg Food Bank. Cash donations for the food bank may be dropped off at the high school’s main office.