Our View: Food drive is a cause we can all support

First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt once said, “The first freedom of man, I contend, is the freedom to eat.”

It’s that time of year again for Cedar Falls High School: food drive time. And this year the leadership groups are trying to get more support than ever from students and teachers.

One of the main problems of catching the spirit for giving during this drive is finding out information. Students sometimes complain that some teachers don’t boost up the food drive and rarely mention it. Some students feel the lack of reminders make it easy to forget about bringing food.

But it’s not just the teachers job to get the high school motivated. We as students have a responsibility to help get other students involved in our food drive. It’s our school too. Teachers and students will need to work together to make this one of our best food drives.

There are at least 40,000 northeast Iowans who untilized the Northeast Iowa Food Bank for their primary food source. And one in six children in our community doesn’t have a secure food source on a daily basis.

Now more than ever, we as a community need to come together and get involved to help those people. It’s all of our responsibilities because wouldn’t you want someone to help you out if you were in need too?

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