Central Ohio Technical College hosts the high school collection for Food For The Hungry

WNZR’s Marcy Rinehart talked with representatives from Central Ohio Technical College about the high school collections happening around Knox County. COTC has challenged local high schools to collect food and funds to support Food For The Hungry. Marcy talked with Shawn Dugan, Ambassador and Student at COTC and Nicole Thompson, Admissions Representative for COTC Knox Campus.

Click HERE to hear their conversation.

Here are the collection dates for Knox County High Schools:

* The Knox County Career Center started collecting on 11/14 and will continue to collect until 12/14.
They give out three pizza parties:
1.  Lab that brings in the most items overall
2. Lab that brings in the most food items (no cash)
3. Lab that brings in the most cash per person!
* Mount Vernon High School is collecting through this Saturday, 11/23
* Fredericktown High School will collect 12/9 – 12/13 with​ a competition between homerooms. The winning class will receive donuts. The National Honor Student is coordinating collections.
* Danville High School will collect donations from grades 6-12. The specific dates have not been confirmed yet. The National Honor Society will be running their collections. 
* Centerburg High School will collect donations from 12/3 – 12/6. 
* East Knox High School wrapped up their collection on Friday, 11/15. Stay tuned for final numbers. 
The goal for the 2019 high school campaign is to exceed last year’s numbers. In 2018, the students collected $6,615.85 and 3,753 food items. That equaled 3 truckloads of food!

The top collecting school in the city and in the county will be recognized with a traveling plaque sponsored by COTC to recognize the school accomplishment.

The Central Knox County Award will go to either Mount Vernon or the Knox County Career Center. The Greater Knox County Award will go to one of these schools: Centerburg, Danville, East Knox or Fredericktown. Each year, the winning school’s name will be added to the traveling plaque.

Cash donations are welcome. $1.00 = 4 food items.

One representative from each school will be invited to participate in the Food For The Hungry live broadcast on 12/14 at The Knox County Memorial Theatre.


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