Food drive runs through Friday


Arleigh Doehring

Food bins are strategically placed to help make it easy for students to help donate to the Math NHS food drive.

Samantha Head, Staff Writer

Math NHS is hosting a food drive this week. The drive is accepting any non-perishable items like canned food, pasta, rice and peanut butter.

“I think the food drive is huge because we’re looking for non-perishables, which you can buy $.50-$1, so it’s relatively inexpensive,” senior Evan Hebert, the president of Math NHS, said. “It’s a problem that is relevant everywhere, and we have great systems in the Houston area for the homeless or the hungry, that we’ll be donating to.”

Math NHS will be donating to the Society of St. Stephen at Kingwood United Methodist Church. 

“I think it builds character,” math teacher Shannon Wenter said. “It’s good to serve other people. It’s good to know that if you are lucky enough to be in a position in your life that you don’t have to want for things or need for things. It’s important for you to know that there are people who aren’t like you, that do struggle and do need help sometimes.”

There are posters all over the school saying where you can drop off the non-perishable items if you are interested in donating. A big drop box is in the main office. Items can also be dropped off in math classrooms.

“I hope we raise enough food to make an impact somewhere,” Hebert said. “I mean, when you look at food drives and think ‘What can 100 cans of beans do?’ but even 10 cans of beans to a family that doesn’t have any, is a huge help. I mean, that’s 10 meals.”