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Camelback High School students food drive benefits food bank


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The Camelback Food Bank, which helps over 200 families a month, was running low until the Camelback High School DECA Marketing students conducted their annual Halloween Food Drive.  

Now, the food bank has thousands of nonperishable foods and food loaded to the rafters.

There were 87 DECA Marketing and Interact Club students that participated in the annual food drive on Halloween night.

The students ask for paper bag donations from the local grocery stores.   The advanced marketing students delivered the bags and flyers to the community several days prior and the collection  takes place on Halloween night with both the advanced and junior level marketing students reclaiming the bags.

“This is Camelback’s 23rd year of collecting  food for the hungry.  A big thank you goes to Maria Guzman for the outstanding organization of this event,” Marketing teacher and DECA advisor Julia Bourdo said. “The students knew exactly where to drop bags and pick up bags thanks to Maria’s skills on Google Earth Maps.  Our community is amazed that high school students are willing to take their time to collect food for the needy on Halloween night.”