Port Clinton DECA ‘Cans for Donuts’ drive stocks shelves

May 12, 2021 | Schools | 0 comments

Port Clinton High School DECA students with donations from their food drive are, left to right, Reilly Laird, Joseph Apple, Olivia Perry, Steven Holly, Katherine Rodgers, Mia Sanchez and Paige Hofacker.

Port Clinton High School’s DECA members held a “Cans for Donuts” food drive recently to help stock the shelves at the St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry. Collection boxes were placed in first period classes in the high school and harbor classes in the middle school to gather non-perishable food items.

The classes that brought the most items were treated to delicious donuts from JT’s Catawba Cafe to celebrate not only a successful food drive, but to welcome in the last month of school.

A twist to the food drive was implemented this year, with cash donations being accepted on the last day of the collection, just in case someone forgot to bring in their food items, and a total of $440 was raised in one day.

DECA collected a total of 1,125 food items, 234 from the high school and 892 from the middle school! DECA students are extremely grateful to all the students, parents, teachers and staff members who helped fill over 38 boxes of food.

The winning classrooms were Eileen Meisler at Port Clinton High School and Diane Dunn, Kane Minnich and Erica Laughlin at Port Clinton Middle School. This isn’t the first food drive organized by  high school students for St. Vincent de Paul pantry this year. Earlier in the school year DECA members raised $415 for the food bank by selling Domino’s Pizza Slice the Price cards.

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