CPHS competing to defend Championship Plaque in annual food drive


Lauren Kriss

It’s that time of year again. Pumpkin pies are baking, seeds are roasting, leaves are falling, and the wind is blowing. While many of us are dreaming of our Thanksgiving meals, we must acknowledge that not everyone in our community has that luxury.

Luckily, Key Club and PALs are teaming up to coordinate the annual food drive. This year’s drive, benefitting the food pantry at Hill Country Ministries and Jonestown Food Pantry, goes until Nov. 15.

Both pantries will except all non-perishable items, but are especially in need of canned soup, tuna fish, canned fruit, canned veggies, peanut butter, instant potatoes, tea bags, coffee, pasta, dried noodles, macaroni, cereal, evaporated milk, canned tomato sauce and baby formula.

Students can drop off items in collection boxes in classrooms, or in the collection box at in the front office.

As with most events, the food drive has a competitive element. Whichever school in LISD collects the most food by Nov. 15 will receive the Championship Plaque.

CP has managed to beat out Leander, Rouse, Vandegrift and Vista Ridge every year and this year should be no exception.