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Durfee Students Give Back

Brenna Riley '12
May 11, 2012

During the week of May 7, Durfee High School’s National Honor Society collected non-perishable food items to donate to local food banks. This food drive was turned into a friendly competition between each grade, seeing which class could donate the most food.

This week each class was assigned specific food items to bring in for the food drive. Seniors were asked to bring in boxes of cereal, the junior class donated peanut butter and jelly, sophomores brought in sauce and different types of pasta, and the freshmen were asked to bring in soup. Other non-perishable items were also welcomed.

“It was a great to make it a class competition. It will encourage and inspire the students to help out even more,” said senior, president of National Honor Society, Renee Thiboutot.

In Massachusetts more than one in every ten families can not rely on coming home to food on the table every day. Food drives also get the least amount of donations during the summer months.

“I think this has been a great way to involve National Honor Society with the Fall River community,” said senior, treasurer of National Honor Society, Abaigeal O’Brien.

During difficult times for families in this community, students at Durfee High School are making a difference, one soup can at a time.