A Mesa HS collects thousands of pounds of food for United Food Bank.
The tradition of giving back is alive and well for Williams Field High School in Mesa, Ariz. For the past seven years, Williams Field has been holding a school-wide competition to collect canned and nonperishable food items to donate to United Food Bank. Each third-hour class was challenged to collect these food items and fill up barrels. the class with the most barrels filled were part of the big donation. The school then stuffed a school bus full of the food before donating the food.
“When you consider that an average can of soup is 16 ounces that’s a pound, we’ve got thousands of these today,” said Rustyn Sherer, Chairman of the Board at United Food Bank. So we could look at 10,000 pounds, 15,000 pounds, 20,000 pounds this a full-size school bus.”
Williams Field High School also collected monetary donations and turned that into a $900 donation to the food bank.