Lakota students from the East side will be pitted against those on the West side – but this competition won’t be on the gridiron.
It will be played out across the district in each of Lakota’s 22 schools.
Beginning Monday, through Nov. 2, students will be challenged to take part in the Reach In for Reach Out Lakota food drive to benefit families throughout the district.
It is the fifth year students and community members are being asked to bring non-perishable items to school through Friday, where they will be collected for the food and clothing pantry.
“It really gets us started because 80 percent of our supplies come from Lakota,’’ said Lourdes Ward, executive director of Reach Out Lakota. “Summertime our donations go down. This really replenishes our shelves.”
Each month Reach Out Lakota provides food and other items to 250 families during the pantry’s six hours of operation each week. Families are given enough food to last 7-10 days, Ward said. (more…)