November 20, 2017

Badin students step up big with 2017 canned food drive

Badin High School students stepped up big during the school’s annual Canned Food Drive in mid-November, with a nearly 50 percent increase over the 2016 collection.

“It’s very gratifying,” said Mrs. Erin Keating, math teacher and moderator of Student Council, which oversees the drive that began Nov. 1. “Our students were really all-in this year, with a lot of targeted efforts. The surrounding communities were very helpful.”

A total of 9,368 canned goods were picked up by Shared Harvest Food Bank on Friday, Nov. 17, an average of nearly 16.3 cans per students. The annual goal is 10 cans per student. Last year’s drive averaged some 11.5 cans per student.

“You never know what to expect,” Keating said. “Our students are always generous, and this year the cans just kept on coming. That’s terrific, because we all know that the area food needs are large – especially at the holidays.”

Badin students put together organized efforts in Hamilton, Fairfield and Fairfield Township, and Ross, as those communities had a major impact on the successful drive.

Sophomores led the way by donating 3,543 canned goods, or 22.4 per student. The seniors were next with 2,234 canned goods, or 19 per student. All classes averaged more than 11 canned goods per student in the drive that also counts for points in Badin’s annual Spirit Week competition.

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