Letter to the Editor

A chance to help

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

The Okoboji Key Club is sponsoring a food drive to benefit the Okoboji Backpack program. The backpack program provides food for families in our district. Volunteers meet each week during the school year to pack bags full of food to insure students in need have enough food to get through the weekend. Currently supplies are low so we are asking for your help. The list below contains the recommended items for donation.

The food drive will run through Sept. 16. We have set a goal of 600 food items for each building (although more would be better). If the students exceed this goal, Key Club will provide ice cream treats for each building on Sept. 19. Middle school students can drop off their donations at the middle school office, while high school students can bring their items to the media center.

We thank you in advance for helping make this a successful project.

-- Okoboji High School Key Club

Food shopping list:

Canned Vegetables -- beans, peas, corn, mixed vegetables

Hamburger, Tuna and Chicken Helper mixes

Potato flakes

Small boxes of rice

Tuna -- cans or packets

Chicken -- can or packets

Canned Fruit -- peaches, pears, mixed fruit

Cereals -- prefer non-sugared -- Cheerios, Rick Krispies, Chex, Raisin Bran

Boxed Mac and Cheese

Individual serving mac and cheese

Spaghetti and/or spaghetti sauce

Canned pasta of any sort

Canned soup

Baking mixes -- Bisquick

Noodle mix packs

Fruit and Jello cups

Single serve juices

Granola bars

Microwave oatmeal


Jars of peanut butter