CHS Students Help Distribute Food


Mrs. Dykes

A group of CHS students helped distribute 2,000 boxes of food to help those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Friday, October 30, 2020.

In continuation of the COVID-19 crisis, the city of Cannelton held Perry County’s monthly food distribution on Friday, October 30, 2020 at the old entrance of Can-Clay. This event was scheduled to begin at 10 and end at noon.

Each of these boxes included dairy, produce and meat. The city of Cannelton received around 2,000 boxes to be passed out. With the report of so many boxes the Mayor contacted the high school Principal Michael Snyder and requested that he send some students to volunteer for this event. There were about 30 students who volunteered, along with some street department workers, a few police officers, and the workers of the Cannelton Food Pantry.

Our students arrived there shortly after 8:15 Friday morning and the distribution started almost immediately! All 2,000 boxes were handed out by 11:30 which was when they ran out as the last car came through. The community was well pleased with this distribution as the last one scheduled a few weeks ago ended up being cancelled. Over 43,000 pounds of food was given out and it was a HUGE success to the community.