The Knox Community School Board spotlighted the efforts of the high school science club for their recent donation to the food pantry in Starke County. Superintendent A.J. Gappa said it was a pretty unique donation.
“Mrs. Wood, one of our science club sponsors, has on her property a number of apple trees. Members of the science club went out and picked over 250 pounds of apples and donated those apples to the food pantry for distribution to those in need,” said Gappa.
Gappa stated that the board wanted to spotlight this event and the kick off for the upcoming food drive sponsored by the National Honor Society, the student council and the Kiwanis Club.
“At this time of year before the holidays, they have the food drive where they collect food to be donated to the local food pantry. Maybe we can get more food donations this year than we have in the past.”
Donations of non-perishable food items can be dropped off in the main office at the high school or send them to school with your child. Donations will be accepted until Dec. 10. Baskets will be distributed on Dec. 13.
New or very clean toys will also be accepted. You may also leave a cash donation so food or toys can be purchased for the event.