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Thanksgiving Food Drive Items Due Tomorrow Fri. Nov. 13

By Bailey Metcalf

Photo from: Shutterstock
Photo from: Shutterstock

West High students are encouraged to donate food items from a list given by their teacher in their third-period class. Parents of online students or the student themselves can bring by their food items to the security desk in the Freshman Academy entrance or send food in with a classmate that is an in-person learner. This must be between 8:00 AM and 3:00 PM Friday, Nov. 13. West High School highly urges those who can donate to bring those items in, it means the world to people in the community.

Thanksgiving is a time of year that people come together and appreciate all of the goodness that has come into their lives. For many, coming together and eating a big meal is a common tradition among families in America. Unfortunately, not everyone is able to enjoy this luxury of having an affordable meal during the holiday season. The pandemic has made life even more difficult, as the poverty rate in the Morristown community has increased from past years, along with many other Americans going without food on Thanksgiving. The national poverty rate in 2018 was 11.8%. Hamblen County is