Canned Food Drive a Success

Cedar Park Middle School Helps Feed Community
Posted on 11/15/2017
The students at Cedar Park Middle School have just finished their annual food drive.  Each year, the academic teams at CPMS participate in a friendly competition to collect the most canned foods and raise money for the Hill Country Ministries.  In the past few years, they have outdone the previous year, and 2017 is no exception.
This year, the CPMS community collected a total of 6,362 pounds of non-perishable foods, and raised $3,450 dollars, and they did it in just 13 days.  
The project, a favorite of Principal Sandra Stewart, is spearheaded by the Student Council and manned by Leadership classes, all under the direction of teacher Adrina Rodriguez.  The winning academic team will receive an ice cream party and being able to see one of their teachers take a pie in the face!  This year, the 7th graders led the charge, finishing first and second in giving.
Rodriguez has already started organizing next year's drive, ready to receive more than 6,362 pounds of food, knowing CPMS will probably outdo themselves again.

Pictured:  Student Council and Leadership students pose in front of the collected food before transporting it to the Hill Country Ministries in Leander.