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Sandy's canned food drive nears end

Sandy High School is entering the final days of its annual canned food drive, which in years past has helped hundreds of families in the community.by: CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - Sandy High School student Meghan Luebbert helped kick off the canned food drive during an assembly last week.

The canned food drive for the Kiwanis Christmas Basket program started Monday, Dec. 3, and ends Friday, Dec. 14.

Canned food may be dropped 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 went door-to-door in Sandy collecting cans on 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 teams 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.

The Sandy Fire District 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. .