Students aim to nearly double canned goods collected over last year’s drive to benefit Gleaners

Canned goods collection running through Nov. 24; public donation site added

A student moves some of the food collected in the 2016 food drive, all of which benefits Gleaners Food Bank.
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A group of Howell High School student leaders are planning a district-wide canned food drive to help those in need. The drive will begin on Wednesday, Nov. 1, and run through Friday, Nov. 24. After collecting more than 13,000 canned goods last year, the students have set a goal of collecting 24,000 canned goods this year. The food drive will support Gleaner’s Community Food Bank.

“It is always good to give back to others in our community,” said Miyah Seckinger, one of the students orgaizing the food drive. “There are a lot of people in need in our county, and this is a way for us to help them during the holiday season.”

Donation boxes will be placed in each Howell Public Schools building for students and staff to make donations. Additionally, LOC Federal Credit Union is supporting this effort by placing a donation box in its Howell branch at 3020 E. Grand River Ave., providing a location where community members can drop off canned goods to help the students reach their goal.

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