TBJH students hold food drive for Salvation Army

News Photo by Darby Hinkley Thunder Bay Junior High students, advisors, and The Salvation Army crew pose in front of the school after packing a Salvation Army van full of food donations. The student council, led by Brenda Rost, held a competition to see which class could collect the most food for the food drive. In just three days, the students brought in a total of over 1,400 items to donate to The Salvation Army for families in need.

ALPENA — Thunder Bay Junior High students last week held a food drive, collecting over 1,400 items to be donated to The Salvation Army of Alpena.

TBJH Student Council Advisor Brenda Rost headed up the food drive as a competition among advisory classes. The class that collected the most food items earned donuts and juice.

Everyone who participated could see the piles of nonperishable food items stacked high in the school media center prior to the Salvation Army coming to pick it up.

Rost said the drive is a good experience for the students and the community alike.

“Part of our school mission … we are looking at how we can impact not only our school body, but also our community, with kindness,” Rost said. “So, this was just another way that we could show our kindness to our community, by bringing in these food donations so we can help and benefit families within our community.”


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