WLHS kicks off its canned food drive, allowing student body to aid families in need


Nicki Gray

ASB students collecting canned good at the student store in WLHS. West Linn strides to help out the community and families in need, our major fundraiser is the annual canned food drive held at WLHS.

While helping out in soup kitchens, participating in book drives, and donating clothing may be some popular events that West Linn High school students orchestrate to aid those in the community that are in need, the Canned Food Drive, led by WLHS Associated Student Body, is the high school’s main and most helpful fundraiser. The school is helping out families in our community by simply donating a couple of cans every morning at the student store.

During the weeks of Nov. 12-15 and Nov. 18-22 West Linn High School ASB is collecting cans at the student store. Tuesday Nov. 12 is Community Day, which means that any member of the community can donate from 12:15-3:10p.m; Wednesday, Nov. 13 is a Raffle Day. For every three cans donated, a ticket is entered into the raffle. The prizes range anywhere from spirit wear to Blazer tickets. Thursday Nov. 14 is Candy Day; volunteers can bring three cans in return for candy. Friday Nov. 15 is Spirit Store Day. Participants can earn items such as pencils, bracelets, and foam fingers in return for donations.

“I hope this will help students come to the realization that we can help other families out, just by donating canned items.” Sarah McKay, sophomore and member of ASB said.

The winning grade will receive 75 class points and the top 10 people will earn chipotle for lunch. If you have any more questions about supporting our community, consult Self or students involved in ASB.