Myers Park High School students collect 4,656 pounds of food for 9 Food Drive

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The Myers Park High School soccer team was set up at 6:45 a.m. today before parents and families arrived to take donations for the WSOC-TV 9 Food Drive at the school’s student dropoff point.  The team has collected the equivalent of 4,656 pounds of food.  

This is the second year that the school has collected for the 9 Food Drive.

“It is crucial for our students to feel what it is like to give to our community,” Mark Bosco, principal of Myers Park High School, said.  “The important part about giving is the spirit in which help is given.”

WSOC-TV has partnered with Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina for the last 12 years to help end hunger for the hundreds of thousands of people in the area in need during  the 9 Food Drive.

“It feels good to help others,” Bosco said.  “Our program is committed to global awareness, leadership, interdisciplinary units of study and community service.”

See photos from the Myers Park HS collection by clicking this link. 

Because the food bank supplies food and essential grocery items to over 700 agencies feeding hungry people in 19 counties, a monetary donation helps the organizations.  For every $1 that the food bank receives, it distributes 7 pounds of food. You can donate now by clicking on this link.

You can also donate non-perishable and canned food at any WSOC-TV Family Focus partner locations -- Ashley HomeStore, Showmars, Hendrick Honda and E.R. Plumbing Services -- until June 11. Find a donation location near you by following this link.  

Learn more about the 9 Food Drive at www.9FoodDrive.com

If your organization or business would like to get involved or help with the 9 Food Drive or if you have an inspiring story to share, email Kevin Campbell, community affairs manager for WSOC-TV, at kevin.campbell@wsoctv.com.

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