By Everett Brazil, III
The Newkirk Herald Journal
NEWKIRK — Fall has arrived, and as the season slowly cools toward the winter months, many people will be in need of warm food during the coldest time of the year. To help them out, several Newkirk High School organizations are stepping in with an annual food drive, with collections going to the food bank at House of Refuge Church, in Newkirk.
Culture Club and National Honor Society members have teamed up every year for the past few school years for the food drive.
“We want to support Newkirk as much as possible,” said Culture Club member and participant Alexiea Smith.
The drive begins Oct. 22 at the start of the school day and concludes at 3 p.m. Nov. 1. Items collected can include non-perishable items such as canned and jarred food and packaged products.
“As long as it is not perishable, it is good,” said Culture club member and participant Rhianna Grace.
The participants look forward to helping the community, and ask everyone to help by donating items to those who are the most vulnerable in Newkirk.
“It’s important to donate because we have kids whose only meal is at school, and they deserve to have a meal just like everyone else,” Grace said.