Area families will soon have an opportunity to stock their pantries—thanks to Hockinson Middle School’s 2016 Canned Food Drive!
HMS students delivered 2,749 food items down the street to Fire District 3 Wednesday morning. The fire cadets will sort and bag the food, and then distribute it to local families and churches over the next few weeks.
The collection effort, which included a competition among Home Base classrooms and office staff, began Nov. 18—with the winning Home Base being HMS food drive organizer Joe Loper’s. His students will go on a field trip early in the new year to help at Share House, which serves homeless and hungry people in Clark County.
“Thanks should go to all the Middle School staff, students and parents for their humbling kindness and generosity during this event that helps so many of the people around us,” said Loper, who teaches math and coding at HMS. “In addition, we truly appreciate the Hockinson fire department for taking, sorting and distributing the food that not only HMS has donated but others in the community as well.”