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Students collect items for food pantries

Submitted photo Students enrolled in the Conservation, Health Careers and Criminal Justice programs and student clubs are pictured presenting food to members of the Salvation Army.
Submitted photo Pictured, from left, are Katie Drews, E2CCB physical therapist; Caitlin Young, occupational therapist; Sara Somersault, teacher aide; Daniel McIntyre of Dunkirk; Tracy Smith-Dengler, Central Business Office manager; Hunter Bova of Pine Valley; Jen Rizzo, teacher aide; MacKenzie Frentz of Cattaraugus; and Joe Pagan, LoGuidice Educational Center CTE principal.

Students enrolled in a variety of E2CCB Career and Technical Education clubs along with E Building students, staff and the E2CCB Central Business Office recently competed in a food drive competition to benefit the Salvation Army of Jamestown and the Chautauqua County Rural Ministry in Dunkirk.

The inaugural competition helped raise hundreds of pounds of non-perishable food for each organization. Student Clubs involved in the process included the Future Farmer’s of America, Explorers Club, SkillsUSA, HOSA and the National Technical Honor Society.

“This was a school-wide competition to see who could bring in the most non-perishable goods. It feels good to be able to give back to the community, a community that provides for us,” said Criminal Justice Press Officer Chase Ibach of Fredonia. “It feels good to be able to give to families in a time of need, especially now that it’s getting colder out and things are getting more expensive.”

Students and staff in E Building on the LoGuidice Eduational Center campus were also able to raise more than $600 which was used to purchase food for students’ families. The club which raised the most food donations was the Explorers students from the Criminal Justice program.

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