Collection at Greencastle-Antrim games to benefit food pantries

Staff Writer
Echo Pilot

Greencastle-Antrim High School is sponsoring the third annual Martin Luther King Jr. service project, collecting food for pantries.

All spectators who attend the Jan. 20 home basketball games against James Buchanan High School will receive $1 off game admission if they bring in a canned good or other non-perishable food item. This includes the 6 p.m. high school contests and the 4 p.m. middle school games.

These canned goods will be donated to the local food pantry in Greencastle and the St. Thomas food organization.

The local food pantries were well utilized during the recent holiday season and they are seeking food donations such as canned fruit, vegetables, peanut butter and jelly, macaroni and cheese, boxed meals or any other non-perishable food item to replenish their stock.

Community members who are interested in donating items to the food pantries may also drop them off in the lobby of the high school's main office through Jan. 19. Civics students taught by Van Adams, Ellen Kirkner and Devin McCauley are also collecting food items through a competition between the classes. Through classroom lessons, students will learn the connection between their service actions and the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

This service project is being sponsored by committee members of “STARS” — “Students and Teachers Achieving Results through Service” and the National Honor Society. This student committee conducted several commemoration activities that will be held in the cafeteria on Martin Luther King Day, Jan. 16.