Bucyrus High School FCCLA and Student Councils to host food drive

The holidays are financially difficult times for many families. Each year, community organizations work to help provide the basic necessities for these families this time of year.

Three Bucyrus City School student groups are joining together to gather food and partnering with the Salvation Army to provide Christmas food baskets for needy families. The FCCLA (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America) Club invited the High School Student Council and the Middle School Student Council to join them. “This project was the result of a student-led discussion of how to help their own community at a regular FCCLA Club meeting,” explained High School Student Council Advisor Kaylene Love. “FCCLA felt that by asking the Student Councils to help more excitement could be generated and therefore more items would be donated.”

The food drive will run from Dec. 3rd through the 14th. Students can bring their food items to the commons, and there will be a competition among high school classes to see who can bring the most items. All food staples are welcome; however, all the baskets will be assembled to include mashed potatoes, gravy, stuffing, vegetables, cake mixes and frosting. FCCLA Club and Student Council members will assist the Salvation Army assembling baskets on Dec. 7th. The Salvation Army will add a ham to each basket. The groups have a projected goal of helping 1,000 people this Christmas season.

Community members can also be involved in the food drive. There will be food collection barrels in each office at the Secondary Building.

Please contact Kaylene Love at klove@bucyrusschools.org with questions or for more information.