Student Government Association members collect cans during third period class.
Francesca M Branson
Vienna Madison High School is running its annual canned food drive from Oct. 31 to Nov. 22. Each year, the school runs an internal competition to see which class can donate the most amount of food, with the ultimate goal of giving back to the community. All donations from the drive go directly to Food For Others in Fairfax. The staff and students spend four weeks bringing in canned goods but focus on a specific type of donation each week such as rice, pasta, canned meat and fresh fruit. It is the Student Government Association that visits classrooms each day to collect the donations. These student leaders tally how much food is brought in each week, box the food and prepare it for delivery to the food bank. With more than 8,000 lbs. of food collected in the 2015-2016 school year, the SGA has a goal to break that record this year and have challenged each student to bring in at least one can during the drive.