Phs Deca Chapter Conducting Can Drive To Benefit Food Bank

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If kids knock on your door Saturday, it’s not confused trick-or-treaters. Payson High School’s DECA chapter is conducting a can drive to benefit St. Vincent de Paul.

This Saturday, Nov. 7, from 10 a.m. until noon, between roughly 25 high school students will knock on doors around town and ask for cans of food.

A drop-off place will also be available at Safeway.

“It’s important that the students realize they can contribute to their community,” said teacher Joe Parone of the marketing club’s new approach to completing service projects.

The goal is 300 cans. Already, the club has donated $100 to help families buy turkey this Thanksgiving.

The money came from a “miracle minute” fund-raiser in which students collected funds in classrooms. That fund-raiser collected $300.

“We were shocked at how much money we got,” Parone said.

He hopes to match every dollar with a collected can on Saturday.

The other $200 went to the Gracie Lee Haught fund.

The club is looking for all types of canned goods, anything people are willing to donate.

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