VWSD food drive starts Nov. 3

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, October 29, 2008

From staff reports

Eight schools in the Vicksburg Warren School District will kick off a food drive competition Monday that will benefit the Storehouse Community Food Pantry.

The contest will end Nov. 21 and will be among students at Beechwood, Redwood, Warrenton, Bowmar, Bovina and South Park elementary schools, and Warren Central and Vicksburg intermediate schools.

Email newsletter signup

Sign up for The Vicksburg Post's free newsletters

Check which newsletters you would like to receive
  • Vicksburg News: Sent daily at 5 am
  • Vicksburg Sports: Sent daily at 10 am
  • Vicksburg Living: Sent on 15th of each month

“It has served over 3,000 people within the past year,” said Alicia Sharp, counselor at Vicksburg Intermediate School and a board member of the food pantry. “We also have money mentoring through the pantry, which helps people with their budgets.”

In addition to canned goods, students can donate toilet paper, soap, dried beans, pasta, flour, sugar, diapers and baby food.

“I am setting up a plan of participation and hopefully, we will do a good job. We plan on doing a better job this year than last year. We plan to outdo Vicksburg Intermediate,” said Norman Powell, coordinator of Warren Central Intermediate’s contest and vice principal of the school.

Warren Central tells plans for Veterans Day breakfast

Warren Central High School will host a Veterans Day breakfast and program at 8 a.m. Nov. 11. Area veterans are invited, and reservations must be made by Nov. 5.

The guest speaker will be Col. David Weeks of the 412th Engineer Command.

“It is so important to understand what our veterans have done for our country,” said Warren Central Principal Pam Wilbanks.

Call 601-638-3372 for reservations.