Campaigns launch this month at area high schools offering students the opportunity to participate in the Food for the Hungry food-raising effort. Sponsored by Central Ohio Technical College (COTC), the goal of the 2016 high school campaign will be to exceed last year's numbers by 10 percent collecting close to $5,000 and more than 4,400 food items.
"COTC is excited to take a leadership role in Food for the Hungry this year working closely with the high schools and their individual campaigns," said COTC Vice President for Extended Campuses and The Gateway Teri Holder. "The community has been so supportive of the college over the 30 years we have been located in Knox County, and this is a great way for us to give back and to further infuse the college into the local high schools."
Collection boxes are located at the high schools and campaign strategies will be unique to each school. Cash donations are welcome and checks accepted made payable to Food for the Hungry. A winning class will be identified at each high school and will be treated to a pizza or donut party sponsored by COTC. Cash donations are welcome. Each $1 donated will be equal to four food items. Checks should be made payable to Food for The Hungry. Donations will benefit and be used in each respective area of the county.
Central Ohio Technical College opened in 1971 and is celebrating its 45th anniversary in 2016. COTC is a fully accredited, public college dedicated to providing high-quality, accessible programs of technical education in response to current and emerging employment needs, as well as encouraging the professional development of students, staff, faculty and administrators to assist them in achieving their maximum potential. COTC is the only technical college in Ohio operating four full-service campus locations: Newark, Coshocton, Knox and Pataskala.