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School bulletin: Oakmont hosts canned food drive

Girl Scouts help feed local homeless population
By: Sena Christian, The Press Tribune
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OHS hosts canned food drive

Oakmont High School’s Interact Club is hosting a canned food drive through Friday, Dec. 16, to benefit Placer Food Bank. Students should drop off cans in their second period classrooms. Community members can donate during the school week by dropping off food in the bin at the front office, 1710 Cirby Way in Roseville.

Items needed include canned fruits and vegetables, soup, pasta, cereals and other non-perishable foods. No unlabeled or expired items accepted.

“There are always people in our community who are in need of some extra help, and I don’t think high school students are oblivious to this,” said Interact President Ian Utz. “Most Oakmont students (are) very conscious of the local socioeconomic disparities. It warms my heart to know that even during these tough times, teens can rally together to give back to the community.”

Girl Scouts help feed the hungry

Girl Scout Troop 2006 got up at 5:45 a.m. on their first day of Thanksgiving break on Nov. 21 to make 60 bagged lunches for the local homeless population. The scouts partnered with the nonprofit organization What Would Jesus Do? to distribute the bags at First United Methodist Church in Roseville.

“Our girls were honored to be part of this,” said troop co-leader Lisa Strange. “A few of the women that were there to receive food items mentioned that they had been Girl Scouts when they were younger.”

Oakhills kids get dictionaries

Every third-grade student at Oakhills Elementary School in Granite Bay recently received a dictionary courtesy of Roseville Elks Lodge 2248. The group distributed a total of 405 dictionaries to six local schools.

Have news for the school bulletin? E-mail your campus news and events to reporter Sena Christian at senac@goldcountrymedia.com.