The compelling act of giving

Roy Mendoza, Co-Editor-in-Chief/Copy Editor

Congratulations are in order as students and staff accumulated 12,271 cans for the Fall Food Drive, which took place during Nov. 2-20, to provide food for the less fortunate.

As the food drive began it brought along a unique and intriguing competition.  Students were asked to bring in canned goods to their fourth period class.  Once the competition came to a conclusion, the three top classes that brought in goods received prizes.

“I loved being a part of this years food drive and bringing it all together,” said Commissioner of Campus and Community Yaheli Aguilera.

Mr. Bremer’s class gathered a total of 3,610 cans, leaving them in first place.  Right behind them was Ms. King, which came in second with 1,316 cans of food.  Last but not least, Ms. Chua’s class came in third place with a total of 961 cans.

“It wasn’t all about winning,” said freshman Armando Jimenez. “ It was about helping out others that are in need.”

But why have a food drive? Hosting a food drive brought people in the community together and made them aware of the fact that there are other people out there that are less fortunate than they are.

“I hope this food will put a smile on someone’s face during the holidays and let them know that people really do care,” said sophomore Kimberly Matamoros as she generously donated five cans to her fourth period class.

By giving a little, so much as a simple can of food, can bring joy during the holiday season to those who are in need of a helping hand.

“Thank you guys for taking the time to stop and bring in some cans,” said Aguilera. “In the end, every little bit of food counts.”