NEW LONDON, N.H. — Superintendent Winfried Feneberg is pleased to share that the Kearsarge Regional High School Student Council and National Honors Society recently partnered to hold a food drive.
The food drive began on Wednesday, Nov. 18 and ran through Tuesday, Nov. 24, during which time Kearsarge Regional High School students and staff were encouraged to bring non-perishable food items such as canned goods, pasta and granola bars as well as toiletry items such as feminine hygiene products, toothbrushes and toilet paper.
In all, approximately 200 items were donated and will support the Kearsarge Cares Food Pantry at Kearsarge Regional High School, which is overseen by school nurses and supports students and families at the school in need.
“Thank you to all who supported this drive. These items are needed more than ever as our community continues to face the challenges surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic and everyone who donated has made a difference,” Superintendent Feneberg said. “Well done to the students who put their heads together to make this a reality.”
Students and staff donated their items in boxes located outside of the nurses office, labeled by graduation year so that the grade with the most items donated would be recognized with a prize donated by the Student Council and National Honor Society. The senior class had the most donations, and won a $100 donation to their senior class account, which is used for prom and other class events.