Logan-Rogersville students have been collecting non-perishable food items for their Race Around the World To Cure Hunger food drive Nov. 13-17.
The friendly-competition was started by the Logan-Rogersville High School National Honor Society. During the food drive, each building is given a map and an airplane that moves when they meet the destination amount, according to Jennifer Shriver, NHS advisor.
“If a team makes it around once, they can fly around again, gaining more food items that will go to Harmony Baptist Church, which distributes them to families for the Thanksgiving Holiday,” said Shriver. “We hope to get around the world at least once in every building, which should raise 150 items by four buildings.”
All of the buildings are participating in the food drive, with the exception of the elementary school, which is doing a food basket drive of its own. According to Logan-Rogersville Elementary School principal Jennifer Katzin, they have done a food drive for the past several years at the elementary. This year, students collected a total of 918 items.
“Our classes collected specific items in order to make a complete meal,” said Katzin. “For example, one class of students brought in stuffing, one brought canned vegetables and one was in charge of canned fruit. These items were divided out to make 20 baskets that contained a complete holiday meal.”
She added that 10 turkeys were donated from the Rogersville chapter of the Wildlife Turkey Federation to go along with each Thanksgiving food basket. These baskets will go to Harmony Baptist Church to be distributed to local families.