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Montville Township High School Key Club Collects Donations for Kiwanis Food Pantry

Food collected by MTHS Key Club for the Montville Township Kiwanis Food Pantry. Over 1,600 items were donated.

Students Help Pantry Prepare for Holiday Season

NOTE: This story is written by: Alyssa Endres, a senior at Montville Township High School. She loves writing and has been encouraged to pursue journalism. To gain more experience in reporting she is covering events that take place in MTHS. Her articles provide insight on the clubs and activities of MTHS and the community at large. (PHOTO CREDIT: Christine Tao)

The Montville Township High School Key Club recently held its annual food drive. Students in grades nine through twelve were encouraged by homeroom teachers to bring in packages of food in regards to the upcoming holiday season.

The Key Club met in the school media center on Monday, November 19, 2018, to sort and organize the collected items donated by students and faculty. Nearly 1,200 students attend MTHS. Key Club members went through all of the food supplies that would later be sent to the Montville Kiwanis Food Pantry.

“The Key Club was very happy to surpass our goal of 1,500 items this year,” said Key Club advisor Maria Nord. “We collected 1,643 items. The students were not only able to stock the Montville Food Pantry but were also able to put together well-rounded holiday meal kits.”

The MTHS Key Club sorted all the food during the school day this year.

“Teachers were able to sign up their classes to come to the media center and help sort, count, and make up meal kits with the items donated,” Nord stated. “It was great to see so many students involved in the process! We hope to get even more items next year!”

The MTHS Key Club, which works closely with the Montville Kiwanis Organization to provide food for people in need in the community, also met to sort these food items at the Montville Kiwanis Food Pantry on Friday, November 2.

Montville Township High School is one of seven Montville Township Public Schools. The pre-K to twelve district has 3,600 students. Food drives and other collections have taken place in each school throughout the holiday season.