Food drive nets 3,000-plus items


ARCANUM — The Arcanum High School National Honor Society (NHS) has reported success in its recent Trick or Treat Food Drive.

The fourth annual community food drive campaign included a canned food collection at the Oct. 23 football game versus Mississinawa Valley, as well as a week-long Penny War competition among the classes to raise money to purchase food items.

The event culminated with high school students participating in a Trick-or-Treat event to collect canned goods.

Then, after a shopping trip to Sutton’s grocery with money collected during the drive and a generous donation from Sutton’s, 3,698 food items were collected, with those donations subsequently given to Faith United Methodist Church’s Food Pantry.

The Arcanum NHS extends appreciation to the students, staff, community members, and Sutton’s Foods for helping with donating canned goods, money, or time in collecting, counting, and moving all of the food items.

“It was a great community effort and job well done,” said Jason Stephan, high school principal.

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