EHS National Honor Society collects food for needy

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By Deb Hurley Brobst

Forty boxes of donated food collected by Evergreen High’s National Honor Society will make the holiday a little brighter for clients of the Seniors’ Resource Center and Evergreen Christian Outreach.

The annual food drive, which runs from before Thanksgiving through mid-December, helped feed 17 EHS families plus those using the services at the two Evergreen nonprofits.

The boxes filled three SUVs, said Tracy Thompson, a counselor at the school and adviser to the club.

“When you see all of the food together, it’s pretty astonishing,” she said.

Each subject area is assigned to collect specific donations, Thompson said. English classes, for example, collected canned vegetables and fruits; social studies classes collected cereals.

Thompson said this year the need was so great that the National Honor Society went back to classes to ask for more donations.

In addition, two students, Alex Kloos and Cath Philbin, set up a table outside King Soopers to ask for donations.