With so many families in JeffersonCounty currently needing food assistance, officials with the Community Action Planning Council of Jefferson County (CAPC) say there’s a constant need to replenish food pantry shelves.
The annual food drive, coordinated by the center’s Skills USA chapter, sees classes vie against one another in a friendly competition to collect the most food products. This year’s top class was the first-year students in the Criminal Justice Program. Led by Instructor Patty Cohen, the first-year Criminal Justice students had the highest ratio of food items at nearly 12 items per student.
“The successful results of the 2012 food drive exemplifies the generous spirit of the students and staff at the Bohlen Technical Center and their concern for the well-being of the citizens of their communities,” said Skills USA Co-Lead Advisor Melanie Marshall, who initiated and coordinated the event.
Classes collecting the most food items were:
First Place– Criminal Justice 1 (Instructor Patty Cohen)
Second Place– Small Animal Care (Instructor Justin Hall)
Third Place– Heavy Equipment (Instructor David McIntosh)