Sullivan North students gather food to donate to Second Harvest Food Bank, part of the school annual homecoming festivities. (David Grace photo)
KINGSPORT — The 10th annual homecoming food drive at Sullivan North High School gathered more than 5,000 cans, boxes and other units of food for Second Harvest Food Bank.
A truck from Second Harvest picked up the food Thursday from the annual project, sponsored by the North Student Council.
North students have collectedly roughly 61,827 units in the past decade, including 5,317 this year, council and school officials said.
Suzanne Demming, a biology teacher at North, said the school has held a food drive for more than 10 years but that it became a homecoming event a decade ago.
Student Council President Xavier Hall, a senior, said the food drive is part of Raiders Can Make a Difference. The senior class won the food drive competition by collecting more than 4,300 units.
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