BHS Interact concluding annual food drive

The Bellefontaine High School Interact Club is concluding its 2013 Food Drive and has collected items from classrooms and various offices to benefit several local food banks.

Members of the Bellefontaine Rotary Club also donated items for the Interact annual project.

The pupils were charged with sorting and tallying the collections each day under the direction of their adviser, Melanie Lehman.

Friday, the food items will be divided and distributed to volunteers and employees from St. Vincent de Paul, Lutheran Community Services and the Bellefontaine First Church of God’s From Hands to Hearts pantry.

“This year we received 528 applications for Christmas food baskets. The BHS Interact donation of food will help support our annual program here at Lutheran Community Services,” said Kim Collum, director of Lutheran Community Services.

“It is truly a blessing when a community comes together to help those less fortunate. You should find great joy in the fact that your donation will touch many lives in Logan County.”

Mary Giannola, coordinator of St. Vincent de Paul said, “Everyone at St. Vincent de Paul very much appreciates all the donated food items because we are able to purchase items not available with food stamps and Christmas gifts for children.”