CHS Sponsers Annual Canned Food Drive

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Photo by Sophie Liss

CHS holds annual food drives in an effort to give back to the community.

By Sophie Liss

CHS had a food drive during the month of October to provide food for local families in need of assistance.

All food for the drive was donated by students and collected by class sponsors until Oct. 28 and donated to the Manna organization.

“The food drive is a commendable effort,” sophomore Class Sponsor Jonathan Lee said. “Students who donate to the food drive are doing so out of altruism rather than personal gain.”

School sanctioned charitable events allow students to be involved in making people’s lives better. These events allow students to actively participate in donations that directly impact the lives of the less fortunate by giving these people food and other items they need.

“At the end of the day, nobody wants to see people suffer,” Lee said. “Donating to the needy when we ourselves are fortunate to have food on the table is a small charity on our parts; the feeling of satisfaction in helping the needy is a very large reward in itself.”

Donating food is not only a way to help others, however. There are many personal gains that come of it, such as learning about social and economic issues firsthand and becoming a more generous and thankful person.

“[The] award is the good feeling that you showed your kindness and generosity to your community and school,” sophomore Benjamin Pham said.

Some teachers believe it is important for CHS to sponsor charitable events for many reasons. These include teaching students good virtues such as generosity and teaching them to appreciate the opportunities they are given.

“School is a form of community,” senior class sponsor Kevin Doherty said. “It’s important to instill a sense of gratitude and goodwill in young people.”

“[The] award is the good feeling that you showed your kindness and generosity to your community and school,” sophomore Benjamin Pham said.