Tomorrow is the Last Day for the H.E.R.O Club Food Drive


Brendan Guillen, OCSA Ledger

The members of the OCSA H.E.R.O. club. From left to right: Gabriel Guzman, Amanuel Geleta, Gabriel DeCastro, Alex Mayancela, Hunter Trinh, Yash Ramdut, Kush Ramdut, Kaitlyn Hudson, Emily Baksh, Samantha Kirsch and Kayleigh Ballas.

Brendan Guillen, Reporter

Tomorrow is the last day that the OCSA Helping Everyone Reach Out (H.E.R.O.) club is hosting a food drive for families who have a little less this Thanksgiving. All of the proceeds go to the Second Harvest Food Bank.

The H.E.R.O. club has been apart of the school for three years now according to Ms. Lindsey, the club’s sponsor. They are stationed in the courtyard by the Theater second half of lunch this week. For every can of non-perishable food attained or 50 cents given, a ticket is rewarded. These tickets allow donating students to play one of four games set up by the club: Bowling, Ring Toss, Trivia and Corn-hole. They seek to do another donation in the Spring at Abracadabra in Downtown Kissimmee, as they have since their conception. Last year, they accumulated approximately $200 dollars from both events collectively. The first period with the most cans donated will be able to take part in a game tournament in December.

Ms. Lindsey noted that “students that are able have always gone to volunteer at Second Harvest Food Bank.” The issue comes from both age restrictions on volunteers and if there are already enough volunteers for the food bank. Because of this, there is no set date for when members of the H.E.R.O club will help out, but in the past it has been on Saturdays.