High schools help with food drives


Dec. 11 is a big day for Ecumenical Hunger Program, a food bank in East Palo Alto, when more than 100 Menlo-Atherton High School students will distribute food to help hundreds of families get through the end of the year, reports Betty Smith, a spokesperson for the Sequoia Union High School District.

"Students are collecting food and monetary donations outside of local grocery stores," she said. "They're aiming to collect 60,000 pounds of food (and beat last year's record of 45,000 pounds)."

More than 3,800 items and $350 were collected in this year's food drive at Woodside High School, Ms. Smith reports. All will be donated to Second Harvest Food Bank, she said.

"Woodside students remain active during the holidays in their ongoing community service activities, including initiatives to raise awareness of different forms of cancer and the effects of the war in Uganda," Ms. Smith said.

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