Auburn Honor Society Hosts Creative Food Drive

February 02, 2017 | Christopher Ziegele

While the need for food is present year round, it is particularly felt during the holiday season. At Washington's Auburn Adventist Academy (AAA), the student-led National Honor Society (NHS) thinks they have found an answer in a food drive — one that invites class competition spurring the students to give food to show the school that their class is the best.

“I think the food drive is a great idea," says Julianna Flores, AAA senior. "Not only does it promote the ministry of outreach to the community from AAA, but it shows our community that we care and spreads the love of Christ.”

The drive is set up as a competition. Each class has a bin for donations. Each canned item is counted as one point in favor of their class, and each boxed or plastic-wrapped item donated subtracts two points from the class the donor chooses. At the end of the food drive, each class’ points get added onto their yearly total for Associated Student Body events.

Mary Kobberstad, AAA English teacher, says, “I am always inspired by the how caring and giving our student body is, and it is fun to see what creative ways they will come up with to serve our community.” 

“I’m so glad our school had decided to take on this food drive," says Juliana Hoffman, a senior and vice president of Auburn's NHS chapter. "The Christmas season is a time for joy, and I believe we should share that joy with others by giving.”

The food is all being raised for the Auburn Food Bank so they can distribute it to the people in need. The students believe one of the best ways to share God with the community is by showing the love and service He shows to humanity. Auburn is living out its goal of  “enhancing relationships while serving others.”