The President of the Salem Community High School Student Council is optimistic they will reach their $10,000 fundraising goal for the Salem Ministerial Alliance Food Pantry.
Haddon Lybarger says $7,046 has been collected so far.
“So far the turnout has been incredible. We have had a lot of donations so far and we’re just very proud of the community and everyone who has donated,” said Lybarger. “We really got off to a great start and I think a lot of us have been surprised with how great the turnout has been.”
The monetary drive has replaced the traditional collection of canned goods by SCHS students due to COVID-19 and changes in the school day. The food drive usually collects 20 to 30,000 cans of food each year. No one was sure if the request for monetary donations instead would work.
Lybarger says there are three ways to donate. You may do so online by going to the SalemHigh.com website and click the link to the canned food drive. You can also drop off donations at the Main Office of SCHS or at the People’s State Bank that is assisting the student council with the drive.
The goal is to have the money collected by the end of November to be able to deliver the check to the Ministerial Alliance Food Pantry in time to restock for the Christmas Season and the cold winter weather months ahead.