Flint Hills Christian School (FHCS) secondary students collected 556 pounds of non-perishable food items for Thanksgiving for The Flint Hills Breadbasket.
For the last five years, the FHCS secondary students have distributed flyers about the food drive the first week of November to neighborhoods around the school and then collected the food before school Monday through Wednesday of the next week.
They stood outside the school and in the parking lot of the Green Valley Community Center, so people could easily drop off the food.
The Leadership Practicum class directed the efforts.
Leadership is an elective class students may take during their senior high years. This class helps plan the school’s Wednesday chapel services and also community outreach events.
Parker Eaves, freshman, said “Leadership helps you learn how to be a leader and how to strive for excellence in everything.”