A banner promoting the food drive hangs at Greenville High School. (Mar. 21, 2013/FOX Carolina)
GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) -
Greenville High School's Leadership class is hosting a canned food drive.
The students are collecting non-perishable items at the school through March 28. Once collected, all items will be donated to the Harvest Hope Food Bank.
The leadership class was designed to help students become great leaders and to fully grasp good character traits such as honesty, loyalty and tolerance. Every month the class chooses a new trait to focus on.
This month the class chose responsibility and chose to exemplify it with the canned food drive after learning how many people go hungry in the Upstate.
"Ms. Crowl from Harvest Hope came to speak to us and we were surprised at the number of children that go hungry here in Greenville and even in our school," said student Maret Williamson.
"So we wanted to extend a helping hand to the community and are asking our fellow Greenville High classmates, 'How can you be responsible?,'" added student Trey Holman.
According to Lorain Crowl of Harvest Hope Food Bank, one in six South Carolina families will not have enough food to feed themselves each night. She said these canned food drives play a vital role in helping to provide food to families in need.
Next month the Leadership class will be partnering with the Greenville Drive for a "Just Drive" campaign that discourages texting and driving. Students at Greenville High must apply to be enrolled in the Leadership class.
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