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DECA chapter collects cans for Community Assistance Center

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Senior Lisa Schoenberger marks the labels on the cans so they cannot be returned. Every can was counted and then sent to have that done.

Senior Lisa Schoenberger marks the labels on the cans so they cannot be returned. Every can was counted and then sent to have that done.

Isabelle Braun

Isabelle Braun

Senior Lisa Schoenberger marks the labels on the cans so they cannot be returned. Every can was counted and then sent to have that done.

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DECA members met at Dillions on Hall on Oct. 10. The plan was to head out and collect cans of food for Trick or Treat So Others Can Eat from 5:45 p.m. to 9 p.m.

The event had participation from DECA members as well as Student Council and National Honors Society.

“A lot of the groups require a community service component,” instructor Shaina Prough said. “I know Boy scouts and Girl scouts — they’re all about being helpful in the community – so we rely on those volunteer groups in order to take care of all of Hays because we can’t do it on our own.”

DECA members were to collect the cans in their assigned area, counted the cans, unloaded trucks, sorted and helped put cans away.

“[My favorite part was] organizing the food so that people who don’t have any, are able to have it,” junior Ady Albers said.

According to Prough, there were over 25,000 items collected last year. Everything collected goes to the Community Assistance Center which also collects clothing for those who cannot afford it.

“It helps us be able to give out food to families in need,” co-director of the Community Assistance Center Lori Mortinger said. “We give out food orders, as an A, B, or C order and people can come in and get six orders a year. We have a lot of people come in. Some days we give out 10 orders, and that’s a lot of food. We really need food right now, so we’re glad that it’s going on now.”

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