High school students at Chaminade College Preparatory collected and donated nearly 9,000 cans of food for the Guadalupe Center in Canoga Park. An astounding number for sure, but even more significant is knowing this could potentially last the center through to the summer!
Held from November 1 to 22, the food drive was organized by Student Council Campus and Community Relations Commissioners, Nick Sederlin ’17 and Monty Balleweg ’17. Blue Crew helped during D-Block classes, collecting, counting, and boxing cans, as well as packing the 16-foot van rented to transport all the boxes.
A little friendly competition between D-Block classes contributed to the amazing success of the food drive. The first three days were conducted as pool play where classes competed directly against each other to see who brought in the most cans. After three rounds, the class with most wins during pool play were advance to bracket play.
Classes who won their bracket received Jamba Juice, and the top four classes will get a homemade waffle breakfast cooked by high school administration. The top 4 classes were:
- First Place – Mrs. Melendrez
- Second Place – Mr. Williamson
- Third Place – Mrs. Cantwell
- Fourth Place – Ms. Poole
As a part of Chaminade’s commitment to educate for service, justice, and peace, the food drive is held on an annual basis at the high school, and always benefits the Guadalupe Center.