‘Stuff the Pantry’ to help those in need

StuCo hopes to donate more cans than last year


Faith Patton

Second period classes are collecting cans for the annual ‘Stuff the Pantry.’

The annual ‘Stuff the Pantry’ canned food drive has started and will end on Friday, Nov. 13 at 8:30 a.m. Canned donations will still be accepted until Friday, Nov. 20, however they will not be tallied up for the competition. The second period class with the most cans wins.

“We will give the class that wins first place a pizza party, and the second place winners some snacks,” StuCo adviser Allison Stamey said.

All of the cans go to the Salvation Army, Christian Community Action (CCA) and the Children’s Advocacy Center.

“If someone wants to bring money [instead], then we just go find the cheapest place to buy food and put it under their name,” Stamey said.

The district wide ‘Stuff the Pantry’ has been going on for about five years according to Stamey, but Lewisville High started holding a canned food drive long before she began working at LHS in 1994. Last year, the school alone collected more than 15,000 food items.

“Our goal every year is to get more than the year before,” StuCo member Nnenna Ijoma said.