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Rock Hill High Students help out food pantry

Rock Hill High School honor society collected canned food for a local pantry. Pictured in no particular order are: Chris Donohue, Nick McGuire, A.J. Beam, Shane Burdelon, Tori Markel, Haley Brown, Kayla Higgins, and Kayla Monnig. Not pictured are Shayne Wilds, Haylia Gannon, Mitchell Patterson, Sareena Matthews. Sarah Bankston, Shayla Stevens, Jonathan Schwab, Jessica Crank, Samantha Weston, Michael Morgan and Jessi Cox. THE TRIBUNE/LORI KERSEY

With the help of students at Rock Hill High School, there will be a little less hunger in Ironton. Members of the school’s honor society collected about 500 items for the food pantry at the 10th and Vine Church of Christ in Ironton.

The club organized a contest for the school’s homerooms. Club members put up signs advertising the drive and each morning they collected the canned goods from each class.

The homeroom with the most canned goods won a cupcake party and the opportunity to leave for lunch early for a week.

The club presented the cans to the church Thursday morning.

Rock Hill High School Teacher Chuck Delawder is a member of 10th and Vine Church of Christ. Delawder said the school has helped collect food for the pantry for the past few years.

The donation is helpful especially because recently much of the government assistance for the pantry has dried up. Now the church pays for the food by the pound.

“We’re trying to reach out to our community and help some people out,” honor society president A.J. Beam, a senior, said. “Times are a bit rough with the economy and everything.”