September was “Food Drive Awareness Month” and Crown Point High School Interact club responded to a request from Indiana State Representative, Shelli VanDenburg, to host a food drive. Students were asked to bring canned goods and other food pantry items to their first period class to help stock the shelves at the Northwest Indiana Food Bank. As an incentive, Interact Club sponsor, Erin Rawls, said the class that collects the most items will be rewarded with donuts for the whole class.
In addition to the Interact Club food drive, the CPHS Student Union and Helping Hands along with club sponsors Amy Sansone and Branden Lorek held a Peanut Butter drive with all donations also go to the Northwest Indiana Food Bank. Crown Point High School was able to collect over 1600 jars of peanut butter for struggling families.
The CPHS National Art Honor Society and sponsor Lyndsey Harris designed and created a display in the main entrance of CPHS that was made with the collected jars of peanut butter before being taken to the food bank. The peanut butter drive competes with other schools for a traveling trophy to the school that collects the most jars of peanut butter and Crown Point HS has held the trophy for the past 3 years. Crown Point High School encourages our students and clubs to participate in community events and helping those in need.