Student Senate Food Drive

Tyler Hall, Reporter

The student senate’s yearly food drive is currently active. According to Sierra Meeks, the Student Senate President, “the food drive will go from the first week of October to the last week” which provides plenty of time for donations. Meeks explains that “the food drive is something the student senate participates in every year and our goal is to raise enough money to provide more meals for our community and $1 equals four meals or one pound of food.” The food drive is a yearly competition to see which schools can  raise the most money through donations and volunteering.

While discussing what the student body should know, Meeks says that “the food drive is helpful to our community and that volunteering is important because you can put it on a resume or when applying for scholarships. Volunteering is important and it also helps your community because there’s a food disparity in Black Hawk county so that’s why we have the food bank.” Meeks also states that “volunteering for an hour gets us 100 meals so our goal is to volunteer a lot.”

If students want to learn more or get involved, Meeks suggests that students “show up to student senate meetings, we meet on Wednesdays at 7:15 am in Miss McLeans room, that’s how you get started.” In Meeks’ opinion, “I remember freshman year’s food drive and it was really fun and, though we came in second place, we raised a lot of money.”

If you would like to contribute to the food drive online, please click here.