The leadership class at Alpena High School is working together to create food baskets that will be delivered to families in the community, to ensure no one goes hungry over the holidays. Their goal is to make as many food baskets as possible to be delivered before the students go on their winter break on December 22nd.
“Every year, leadership is trying to give food baskets to people in need, we understand that during winter break we’ve got families who aren’t getting hot meals as regularly as they should so we try and drop these off before we get out for school, so everyone is taken care of for the holiday break.” said the leadership teacher Connor Thatcher.
Some of the assortments in the food baskets include popular holiday staple items such as:Hams, mashed potatoes and pie ingredients. The baskets also contain nonperishable goods like canned vegetables and bread. Through donations, the leadership class has been able to raise $1500 to spend on these items.
“I was part of this class when I was in high school and I saw how it changes people. I saw how it kind of made me want to help out more, get involved and be spirited and I see that in the students I have today and I’m just excited to kind of keep that going. This is the class that helps make the school a better place, help people out and make everything worth going to.” said Thatcher.
If you’re interested in donating to the leadership class or volunteering to help out, you can call Alpena High School or contact Connor directly by email: Thatcherc@Alpenaschools.com