TAFE collects canned food items


TAFE is holding a food drive from Oct. 17-27. The food collected will go to the North Texas Food Bank.

Lovejoy Texas Association of Future Educators (TAFE) is hosting a food drive from Oct. 17 through 27 that will benefit the North Texas Food Bank. The food drive is a tradition that helps families in the community who are struggling with basic needs such as food.

“It is a community service project we do at this time of year,” TAFE adviser Michelle McClelland said. “The students came up with the idea about 4 years ago and we have stuck with it.”

The North Texas Food Bank’s mission is to “create a hunger-free, healthy North Texas” through donations and volunteering. 

“We like to donate to the North Texas Food Bank because it provides food for people around us,” junior TAFE member Dresden Colston said. “It’s rewarding to make a difference in the community we live in.”

Students can drop off canned food items such as trail mix, peanut butter, tuna, chicken, fruit and veggies to their fourth period class. 

“We are hoping to collect over 2 tons of items, which is the amount from two years ago,” Colston said.

The class with the most donations by Oct. 27 will win Max’s Donuts for the whole class.

“Students should donate because we want to help those who are less fortunate than we are, especially in the Thanksgiving season,” Colston said. 

TAFE will continue to make a difference in the community through fundraisers during the school year. 

“There are a lot of struggling families in our community that could use some extra help,” McClelland said. “As future educators, the students are always looking for ways to make a difference.”