2009 Food Drive Successful


Leesville Road High School students and faculty participated in another successful annual food drive.  The drive lasted from November 13 through December 1 to benefit people of Central and Eastern North Carolina.

The executive council collected money and canned foods for every second period class.  Each dollar counted as five pounds of food, and the class with the most pounds per person received a Bojangles breakfast while second placed received Krispy Kreme doughnuts.  In addition, all classes that raised at least 100 pounds of food per person were entered into a drawing for a Bojangles breakfast.

Mrs. Kolb’s class won the food drive for the third consecutive year with 357 pounds per person.  Mrs. Dotson’s class, with 183 pounds per person of food, took second place, and Mr. Dinkenor’s class came in third with 164 pounds per person.

Five classes raised over 100 pounds per person of food, and Ms. Dotson’s class became the winner for the drawing.  Ms. Dotson’s class won a Bojangles breakfast for the random draw and the Krispy Kreme prize went to Mr. Dinkenor’s class. 

As a school, Leesville raised over 71,000 pounds of food for the Food Bank, which will provide more than 60,000 meals to people of Central and Eastern North Carolina.

Along with donations, Leesville also participated in food drive t-shirt sales.  Shirts were sold for ten dollars each, and all proceeds went to the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina.

Dechen Lama, an executive council member, thought this year’s food drive went well.  “I think the Food Drive was great.  The school did amazing raising food and money this year.  Since it was the first year we sold t-shirts, I think it went well.”

The Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina, a non-profit organization established in 1980, distributes food to people in counties across the state.  Last year, the Food Bank provided over 36.8 million pounds of food to people at risk of hunger in 34 counties throughout the state.


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