Payson High School Students, Teachers Contribute To Food Drive Efforts


These DECA students show the oversized check and mountain of food collected for the St. Vincent de Paul Food Bank. From left to right are: Tyler Peters, Hunter Wood, Troy Hollobaugh, Madison Flake, Amanda Hartnell, Eryk Stradling, John Evans and Jacob Enlow.

These DECA students show the oversized check and mountain of food collected for the St. Vincent de Paul Food Bank. From left to right are: Tyler Peters, Hunter Wood, Troy Hollobaugh, Madison Flake, Amanda Hartnell, Eryk Stradling, John Evans and Jacob Enlow. Photo by Andy Towle. |

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Payson High School students and faculty joined together to raise food and money for the Payson Area Food Drive.

Sponsored by the Payson High School DECA and FBLA chapters, the food drive at the high school accumulated over 750 pounds of non-perishable food stuffs and $700 to be donated to the St. Vincent de Paul Food Bank.

The food and money was collected during the week of Dec. 5.

The students in the DECA and FBLA chapters had heard about the need for food and money for needy local area residents and wanted to do something about it. The DECA chapter took care of the food drive by placing boxes in every classroom in the school, making advertising posters to go with the boxes, designing advertising banners, preparing morning announcements over the school’s PA system, picking up the cans each day and doing a live interview on radio station KMOG.

The FBLA chapter raised the money by selling lollipops around the school each day and donating the profits made from the sales. They sold almost 2,000 lollipops during the campaign.

The chapter members of DECA and FBLA would like to thank all the students and teachers who donated food and bought lollipops during the drive.

A special thank you also goes out to the Payson High School drama club for donating all the cans they had collected during their Halloween haunted house activity.

Together more than 750 pounds of food and $700 went to needy Payson area families.

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