Chaparral organizes food drive, collects more than 30,000 cans during food drive
PARKER – Students at Chaparral High School kicked off the holiday season by coordinating a successful food drive, involving all of the high schools in the Parker Area. Together they raised more than 30,000 cans.
Leading up to Thanksgiving, Chaparral challenged the 3 other Parker high schools during their annual Canned Food Drive. Chaparral won the competition raising more than 18,000 cans or about 8 cans per student.
“The results were amazing,” said Chaparral’s Student Government Advisor Kathy Gappinger. “I reminded the kids that we have the saying of ‘we take care of one another.’ This is proof that "one another" may be taking care of those in the community that we don’t even know.”
The full results are below:
Chaparral High School - 18,139 total cans (8.3 cans/student)
Ponderosa High School - 5,067 total cans (4.41 cans/student)
Legend High School - 4,559 total cans (2.3 cans/student)
Lutheran High School - 2,365 total cans (6.72 cans/student)
Total 30,130 cans
The students loaded all of the donations into a truck on November 20 and delivered the food to the Parker Task Force food bank.