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Bluff City Middle food drive collects more than 2,800 food items

Community Contributor • Dec 4, 2015 at 12:30 PM

BLUFF CITY — Students at Bluff City Middle School collected more than 2,800 canned goods and non-perishable food items for the Edgefield United Methodist Food Pantry for two weeks in November.

Grade-level home rooms competed each day to see which class could bring in the most food items. The eighth grade brought in well more than half of the food for the food drive with the competition close for every home room. Cheryl White's Algebra I class won the competition for 8th grade beating Tiffany Evans's class by seven cans. Keegan Lahr's home room won for the seventh grade and Shae Rasnake's home room won for sixth grade.

Bojangle's in Piney Flats is sponsoring a breakfast for the winning classroom in each grade.

Art teacher Jamie Hyder said that Bluff City Middle School has held a food drive every November for more than 20 years. She is a lead volunteer at the Edgefield United Methodist Food Pantry and arranges for all the food to be transported to the pantry. Edgefield UMC serves more than 100 families in Piney Flats, Bluff City and Bristol.