New Prairie High School students exceed goal with food drive

By: NewsCenter16 Staff Email
By: NewsCenter16 Staff Email

New Prairie, Ind. A New Prairie High School principal and vice principal have pink hair.

It's because of some great work by students. A little over 900 students gathered over 10,000 items of food for the Food Bank of Northern Indiana. Their goal was to collect 5,000 items.

The students collected the food by going door to door to local businesses and collecting food instead of dollars, for events like a school volleyball game and a dance.

Principal Greg Dettinger and Vice Principal Candy Van Buskirk kept their promise, and dyed their hair pink.

"When we first showed up the people at the food bank actually started crying because it was so overwhelming to see how much food we had raised and how much effort we really put in," said Erin O'Laughlin, student at New Prairie, "that made me really realize that like what an awesome thing this is and its just completely good and it was great to support everybody."

The students also raised $1,600. The Food Bank of Northern Indiana says 9700 people will be fed as a result of the work.

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