Vermillion students collect food for pantry During the first part of October, each grade at Vermillion High School competed in a contest to bring in food for the community food pantry.
The sophomores were the winners with 265 points narrowly defeating the freshmen's efforts at 255 points. Over $700 of food items were collected and donated to the Vermillion Food Pantry.
The Family, Career and Community Leaders (FCCLA), a student organization of the Family Consumer Science Department, made posters to advertise the food drive and tallied the point totals; $1 worth of food equaled 1 point.
As an incentive for the students to donate food, FCCLA students in cooks training class made and delivered warm caramel rolls to the winning class. Extra rolls were sold and an additional $50 was raised to donate to the cause. The VHS Student Council provided juice to serve with the rolls, and also hauled the food to the food pantry.
Ilene Lerseth, FCCLA adviser, said, "It was a wonderful effort by all the groups involved, and the best reward is being able to give to needy families at this time."