Food for the Hungry elementary drive

This week Knox County's elementary schools are the focus during the Food for the Hungry drive.

MOUNT VERNON — The 2021 Psi Iota Xi Knox County Elementary School Drive is underway with the help of Psi Iota Xi Sorority. All donations benefit the 40th annual Food For The Hungry Drive.

Mount Vernon-area classrooms as well as Centerburg, Danville, East Knox, and Fredericktown elementary schools will join the sorority’s collection efforts, and each will be supplied with collection boxes. Donations may be made from Monday, Nov. 15 through Friday, Nov. 19.

These students are asked to demonstrate the idea that no one is ever too young to make a difference and that community is better when we work together.

As in the past, this year the classroom in each participating school that contributes the highest number of food items per student will be treated to a pizza party.

Though non-perishable food donations are welcome, cash donations are encouraged because $1 donated is equivalent to $9.50 of buying power through the Mid-Ohio Food Bank. Checks should be made payable to Food For The Hungry.

The winning classroom pizza parties for each of the Central Knox County school districts are sponsored by Psi Iota Xi. All donations collected in each school will stay in the community in which they were donated.

The top donor from each school will be honored in the Food For The Hungry broadcast at the Knox County Memorial Building on Friday, Dec. 10.

The students will be recognized on our live video stream at www.mvnu.tv, as well as on 100.9 FM and 13WMVO, with reports given on WNZR and 93.7 the Super Q.

For more information about this event, or to donate/volunteer for Food For The Hungry, visit www.FoodForTheHungryCares.org or contact Executive Director Lisa Mazarri at 740-398-0569.

Food For The Hungry thanks you for your support in Working together to care for our neighbors.

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