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Sandy High kicks off annual canned food drive Friday


Sandy High School kicked off its annual canned food drive with a spirited assembly last Friday.by: CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - Sandy High School students Danielle Stripe and Tyler White helped kick off the canned food drive.

“We wanted to make the students aware of the canned food drive and the need for support in our area,” said Vice Principal Sally Tripp, adding that the school’s effort helped more than 200 families in the community.

The canned food drive for the Kiwanis Christmas Basket program started Monday, Dec. 3, and ends Friday, Dec. 14. Local residents can drop off cans at collection bins at Ever Fresh Fruit Co., Geren’s Farm Supply, Johnson’s RV, VFW Post 4273, City Hall, Grocery Outlet, Clackamas Federal Credit Union, Mt. Hood Athletic Club, Suburban Ford, Mountain Moka and Les Schwab. The leadership class will collect cans from houses around Sandy beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 8.

A community dodge ball tournament will be held from 3-4:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14, at Sandy High School. The entry fee is three cans per team, and five to eight people can be on each team. The two finalists will compete at the halftime show of the boys basketball game that same day.

The Kiwanis Christmas Basket program is a 57-year tradition that brings schools, youth organizations, businesses and citizens together to collect food and gifts for families in need.

Sandy’s fire department is processing family applications from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays through Dec. 17 at the Sandy station, 17460 Bruns Ave.

For more information about the school food drive, email Maddy Kenney at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..