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Cans of food that offer hope are being collected to help the less fortunate
during the holidays.

Honors students of the California Scholarship Federation (CSF) at Santa Maria High School will
complete their three-week “Canned Food Drive” November 21. The CSF students, who usually collect
700-1,000 pounds of food, plan it as a gift to the Foodbank of Santa Barbara County on Foster Road.

The canned goods have been collected from about 35 different classrooms and administrative offices
on campus.

CSF President Lauren Hunt believes helping others is an important civic duty.

“As a school, we all wish to help our community and encourage others to give back to their
community and neighbors,’’ Hunt said. “We hope to donate an ample supply of food goods to the
community to ensure good holidays for everyone in Santa Maria. We understand the struggles of our
community, and this is one avenue through which we can give back to the community that supports us
as a school.’’

English Language Development Teacher and CSF Advisor Ms. Suzanne
Rocco said students really understand what “Giving Back” means.

“With the help of students, staff, and the Foodbank of Santa Barbara County, SMHS’ CSF members will
help make the upcoming holiday season a little brighter,’’ Rocco said.

In the past, the students have donated the canned food to non-profit organizations including
Catholic Charities, Good Samaritan, the Woman’s Shelter and SMHS families.

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