By Linda Kor
The Holbrook Police Department began a food drive last month to help Catholic Charities Food Bank in Holbrook, with the hope of filling a Hummer full of food. Thanks to an effort organized by the Joseph City Fire District (JCFD) to assist the police department, it now looks like that goal has been met and another Hummer has been half filled.
JCFD officials approached members of the National Honor Society at Joseph City High School to see if students in the district would be willing to contribute, and were rewarded with more than 1,400 non-perishable food items.
“This is really terrific. You never know when you’re going to be in a position where you need food and have to go without. This makes a big difference to people in need,” stated Holbrook Police Chief Mark Jackson.
At JCHS, the junior class collected the most food items and at Joseph City Elementary School, the fourth grade class was tops, collecting more than 300 items. Those two classes will be awarded a pizza party for their efforts on behalf of JCFD.
The food drive will continue until Dec. 21. Food boxes have been placed at Dollar General, Holbrook City Hall, Holbrook Public Library, Pat’s House of Originals, Tate’s Auto Center, The Tribune-News and Z92 Radio, and the Hummer will be parked at the historic courthouse during the Holbrook Parade of Lights Festival on Saturday, Dec. 14.
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By Linda Kor