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Can donations accepted at WCHS until Tuesday
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You “can” make a difference in the life of a child this Christmas.
Canned food items are now being collected at Warren County High School for children who need food over the upcoming break.
A program by FCCLA  called “Cans for Kids” will accept canned food items until this Tuesday. Those items will be divided into baskets, with a recipe book and snack ideas included, and given to children in the school’s preschool classes to take home.
“We want to help the community and make sure children have food for the Christmas break,” said FCCLA member Shawna Cantrell.
During the school year, families in financial need can use the school’s free and reduced lunch program to ensure their children receive breakfast and lunch.
“We have a lot of students who receive a free lunch,” said FCCLA member Mary Chamberlin. “When they are not in school, they might be hungry. It’s just heartbreaking.”
The club is encouraging each student at WCHS to bring in at least one canned food item.
“That would be around 2,000 cans,” FCCLA member Olivia Gallagher said.
Children chosen to receive a basket will be based on need, with school officials making the determination.
FCCLA was prompted to offer this program by fellow student Peyton Hall.
“Peyton wanted to take up cans for families that might need food over the Christmas break,” said FCCLA sponsor Ann Terry. “Club members talked about it and decided to do it as a project with the extra items donated to Warren County Food Bank.”
Students in first period classes are competing to see which class can donate the most cans. The winning class will win breakfast from Hardee’s in January.
For individuals without a child at the school, nonperishable food items can be dropped off at the school by Tuesday. For more information, contact the school at 668-5858.