Calling all King’s Fork High School students

Published 12:07 am Saturday, October 16, 2010

To challenge their students to organize for a positive cause, the King’s Fork High School Parent Teacher Student Association is asking students to join forces to help feed the hungry.

For every three canned food items brought to a home football game, an individual will receive one ticket to be entered into a raffle for a $50 Walmart gift card.

“It helps our students understand not everyone in their community lives the same way they do,” said organizer Amy Blondell. “It’s everyone’s responsibility to help those less fortunate.”

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The next two home games are Oct. 22, homecoming, and Oct. 29, versus Lakeland High School.

The PTSA is also encouraging students to step up to the plate and organize their peers to help with the drive during the football game and to encourage one another to bring food items.

“We want this to be as student-driven as possible,” Blondell said.

All donations will go to the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia.

Unopened, nonperishable items can be brought for collection. On the Foodbank’s top ten most wanted list are peanut butter, chunky soups, canned meats, canned tuna, canned vegetables, juice, cereal, macaroni and cheese, pasta and pasta sauces. Other examples include jelly, small packets of dried milk and crackers.

The Foodbank cannot accept baby food as a donation because of the risk of contamination and the sensitivity of babies’ immune systems.

For more information on helping, call Blondell at 305-3979 or email