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H-H Student Council to Feed 116 'Friends'

The high school's annual Feed-A-Friend canned food drive netted far fewer contributions, but organizers plan to help more community members in need.

Even with less food donations, the student council plans to feed more friends than ever before.

In all, 116 families – who have at least one child in Hatboro-Horsham schools – will receive a delivery of three boxes of food today as part of the annual holiday food drive, according to Dave Thomas, student council co-advisor.

“It’s been a tough year,” Thomas said. “The donations are definitely not what they were last year.”

Thomas said students collected about 10,000 non-perishable food items – about 40,000 fewer items than in past years. But, because of a greater need within the Hatboro-Horsham community, 24 more families will receive food this year as compared to .

Instead of each family receiving four boxes of food plus a turkey or ham, each household will receive three boxes of food, Thomas said.

“We’re still giving them a lot,” Thomas said. “I want to give them more.”

Daniel Holmes December 23, 2011 at 01:46 PM
I think that it's wonderful that the student's have done this : ) But I do want to mention that I did leave some canned good out that were never picked up by the students, is there a location that we can still donate to for this cause ?
Theresa Katalinas (Editor) December 24, 2011 at 04:17 PM
Hi Daniel, I don't believe so. The volunteers had everything packed up and were planning to make the deliveries yesterday. Perhaps next year.
Cora Rowe December 24, 2011 at 09:11 PM
Great work!

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