Conway Junior High students ended their school year by joining in a food drive for CAPCA.
Students school-wide were asked to take part in giving back to their community in this way.
In all, they collected more than 1900 food items for CAPCA.
Assistant Principal Ben Broyles says he decided the project would be worthwhile when he heard about the need for food pantry items in the summer time.
"When school is out for the summer, students who eat breakfast and lunch at school often don't have food to eat at home," said Broyles. "This food drive will fill up CAPCA's food pantry and directly benefit not only our students, but those around our area as well."
Broyles and his staff wanted to find a way for all students to participate, so with help from Centennial Bank, they gave kids the incentive of a fun lunch if they brought a food item. The bank grilled hot dogs for the students who participated, while the classes who brought the most food items had the opportunity to dunk principals and teachers in a dunking booth. The winning class brought 300 items!
"We wanted everyone to win," said Broyles. "This way it was a competition for some, but everyone got to win. And it fills such a need here in our community and beyond...I am so glad we could help out in this way."
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