Food Pantry stocks up with donations from students, 4-H members

Calvin Frisch and Anthony Klassen of Lindsay Holy Family with some of the food items brought in to the Boone County Food Pantry.Boone County’s Food Pantry has benefitted recently from donations by 4-H groups and students from Lindsay Holy Family High School.

Rolling Hills 4-H Club recently conducted a Food Drive Challenge to all Boone County 4-H Clulbs, which netted a total of 200 items delivered recently to the Food Pantry in Albion. The Dream Team 4-H Club, with leader Kim Beierman and Shannon Stuhlmiller serving as president, collected the largest number of items. As the winning club, they will be served a snack by the Rolling Hills Club at one of their upcoming meetings.

Students at Lindsay Holy Family were also very successful in their annual food drive contest this year. Last Monday, the LHF freshman boys brought more than 2,500 pounds of food to the Boone County Food Pantry. Each year, LHF and Humphrey St. Francis compete to see which student body can raise the most food per student for area food pantries. Holy Family, with 134 students, won the 11th annual contest with their total. St. Francis, with 212 students, also collected about 2,500 pounds for the Columbus Food Pantry. The food was collected over seven school days before Thanksgiving.