FCCLA’s annual can drive fights local hunger

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FCCLA’s annual can drive fights local hunger

FCCLA’s can drive helps the Northern Illinois Food Bank fight local hunger. Students who turn in cans will be entered into a raffle for the chance to win a $10 gift card

FCCLA’s can drive helps the Northern Illinois Food Bank fight local hunger. Students who turn in cans will be entered into a raffle for the chance to win a $10 gift card

Photo by Isabela Casimiro

FCCLA’s can drive helps the Northern Illinois Food Bank fight local hunger. Students who turn in cans will be entered into a raffle for the chance to win a $10 gift card

Photo by Isabela Casimiro

Photo by Isabela Casimiro

FCCLA’s can drive helps the Northern Illinois Food Bank fight local hunger. Students who turn in cans will be entered into a raffle for the chance to win a $10 gift card

By Isabela Casimiro, Perspectives Editor

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Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) will host a can drive to support the Northern Illinois Food Bank from Monday to Nov. 16.

“We happen to have one student from the school that actually donates their time there. So, he asked if we wouldn’t mind donating cans to the Northern Illinois Food Bank this year and to their cause,” FCCLA adviser Brittney Bauer said.

The Northern Illinois Food Banks serves counties Boone, De Kalb, DuPage, Grundy, Kane, Kankakee, Kendall, Lake, Mc Henry, Ogle, Stephenson, Will, and Winnebago counties.

“Please donate because you are doing such a great cause for families in need from Geneva, Illinois,” Bauer said. “That’s so close from here. You might even be helping out a family near West Chicago or in West Chicago if you donate to this great cause.”

Can donations can be dropped off in commons before school or in room 194A at any time during the day.

Only canned or boxed foods can be donated, no glass containers will be accepted. Students who decide to donate will have the chance to receive back from helping with the cause.

“Some of them (teachers) give extra credit and (if students) have a detention or a Tuesday, Wednesday, or Saturday school they can donate 10 cans to replace (those detentions),” Bauer said. “For a teacher detention, it would be five cans and for a PE make-up it would be five cans.”

Only one PE make up will be accepted through the can donations.

Students will be automatically entered into a raffle when they drop off cans.

“This year our students (from FCCLA) wanted to draw two names from (each grade), so we are doing a $10 gift card (raffle),” Bauer said.

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