BATTLE GROUND — Hallways lined with donated food and other items were a common sight at schools all around Battle Ground Public Schools.
Pleasant Valley middle and primary schools combined their donation drive, bringing in more than 20,000 cans and boxes of food over eight days, as well as 1,100 pairs of socks. Eight families in need received gifts for the holidays.
Glenwood Heights Primary students set a goal of 500 items for their food drive but ended up bringing in well over 3,300 items. Glenwood also provided a large holiday food box and grocery gift card for 12 school families.
At Daybreak schools, more than 8,000 pounds of food was collected and donated to the Clark County Food Bank. At Captain Strong Primary, students collected more than 2,100 items for the North County Community Food Bank.
Battle Ground High School’s food pantry received more than 500 items. At Prairie High School, the Falcon Forest Christmas Tree competition brought in another 1,100 canned food donations. Several Prairie students on the school’s Crimson Crew collected more than 200 toys for donation. Summit View High School provided gifts for 24 families through its Giving Tree and ran a blood drive that collected more than 20 units for the American Red Cross.
Amboy Middle School and Yacolt Primary teamed up to help 42 families through their long-running Giving Tree program. Students also collected more than 125 boxes of nonperishable food for North County Community Food Bank and the Lions Club.
At Laurin Middle School, hundreds showed up for a drive-thru Winter Wonderland. Volunteers collected 135 gifts for 28 families as part of a Giving Tree program.