Students of Barren County step up to fight food insecurity with food drive | #students | #parents

GLASGOW Ky.-A local school district is encouraging students and their families to step up and help in the fight against food insecurity.

The Barren County School District has launched the family resource youth service center district wide food drive to support the United Way’s Feed the Need Campaign. United Way uses these donations to provide food to those in need.

All Barren County Schools are participating, and donations have already been made on day one of this drive. A doughnut breakfast is being awarded to the first period class whose students collect the most canned goods.

Freshman Chesney McPherson is challenging her peers to at least give a little bit, since even the smallest contributions will add up quickly, and help those in need.

“I would like to challenge every student in the freshman class to bring in three to four cans. That would go such a long way for our students in need. If people bring in one or two cans with 400 or so people in our class, that’s 800 cans,” McPherson said.

This drive will continue until April 15, and items will be turned in on April 16.

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