Canned Food Drive Feeds Local Community

As the school year comes to a close, the Activism and Awareness club has organized a canned food drive that is running up until May 27th in efforts to collect cans to be donated to the local Contra Costa Food Bank.

A report recently let out by the Contra Costa food bank stated that the regularly collected average of 13,000 to 15,000 of canned food for donations needs to be substantially raised. Campolindo students are encouraged to donate even just a small amount to help reach the overall goal.

“We would like to keep our commitment to the Food Bank. What does that amount to? 10 bucks per student at Campo would get us to our goal,” said teacher Lindsay Webb-Peploe.

As most students are back in hybrid, they can feel free to bring their cans with them when they go to school and drop them off at the main office any day of the week. Those in cohort C can still come and drop them off whenever is most convenient.

Activism and Awareness club members report that so far over 50 cans have been donated and the club estimates around 20 more this week.

Activism and Awareness club leader sophomore Kathrine Pfliger discusses why this fundraiser was chosen and the importance of it. “The inspiration for the drive was definitely to support and assist the families affected by COVID-19. So many people have struggled financially to support their families during this time and we wanted to help in any way that we could,” she said.