Local food drive keeps on moving

FOOD moves fast into FISH on food drive delivery day Dec. 18, but as families come in for weekly help, the food moves out just as quickly.

Photo by Kirby Neumann-Rea
FOOD moves fast into FISH on food drive delivery day Dec. 18, but as families come in for weekly help, the food moves out just as quickly.



FISH food banks and Hood River Christmas Project delivered food to needy residents in time for Christmas, and schools are out for winter break but the holiday canned food drive goes on.

“Overall we have raised 56,211 cans for FISH and the Christmas project,” announced Niko Yasui, Hood River Valley High School Leadership coordinator. “Our goal is to try and get closer to last year’s 88,000 but without help and donations from the community that isn’t going to happen,” he said. Students are still eligible for rewards including a half-price dance if the goal is met by Jan. 9.

Anyone may contribute to the goal, with all proceeds going to FISH and people in need, through Jan. 9 by donating to the PayPal account on the HRVHS website.

The results, so far, of the food drive are: Troy Tactay’s class, 25,819 cans; Nan Noteboom’s class, 8,097; Kathryn Yasui’s class, 6,686 cans; Shayla Moline’s class, 3,280 cans.



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