German Club Food Drive Helps Community

Centennial's drive is over but you can still help

Marjorie Hsu, Co-editor in Chief

Poster that details more specific items they are accepting and looking for in the drive. Credit: Marjorie Hsu

Every year, it is wonderful to celebrate Thanksgiving and Christmas with friends and family on a full stomach. And, organizations like North Fulton Community Charities (NFCC) help low-income families meet their needs with donated food and toiletries. Centennial’s German Club took on the challenge and did a food drive until December 6.

 If you’re interested in donating, NFCC still accepts donations during available hours through the week that can be found at https://nfcchelp.org/food-bank/. The picture and website list their most-needed items such as Ramen packs, peanut butter, canned beans, cereal, and more. During the drive, all the donations went to Frau McCarty’s room in room H-26.

President of German Club Sophie Adesanya said that this was German Club’s first time doing it. She said, “It wasn’t really related to German, so I wasn’t really sure if we should do it. But, this charity is really nice. I’ve personally worked with Anchor club—a volunteer club—which worked with the charity, but as German club, this is our first time working with them.”

When asked about how the drive is going she said, “I’m excited. It’s going really well and I would like to have more donations if we can. I think it should be done during a holiday time because that’s a food centered time. It’s really all of German Club that has been helping and donating, but a lot of the teachers have donated as well, like Mr.C (Math teacher Mike Corriveau) and Mr. Buechner (AV Tech teacher Chris Buechner.)” 

North Fulton Charities is a very local charity that specifically helps out those in the Roswell, Johns Creek, Alpharetta, Milton, and Mountain Park area. So they likely could help out with a neighbor, a friend, or family a person knows in our community. Besides providing food and toiletries, they also help families improve their financial situation through life skills and workforce ready classes. On the side, they accept clothing donations and have a thrift store where “the proceeds support the mission.” Organizations like these rely a lot on teamwork and are open for volunteer opportunities that can be found on their website or their local areas.