Fenton High’s charity clubs help the community safely

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Halee Alexander, Writer

The Key Club has been hard at work over the last few months. Their club was able to run multiple COVID-safe events and are looking into a few more. 

“We ran a food drive for Thanksgiving and Christmas food baskets,” Key Club President junior Molly Killian said. “We collected food and money every morning for three weeks and gave everything to Kiwanis and Fenton Area Resources and Referral (FARR).”

The National Honors Society (NHS) has done a few more drives, with their members earning community service hours by participating in the drives. The NHS members celebrated Christmas by making Christmas cards for Vicinia Gardens Luxury retirement living. 

“Our chapter of the NHS has remained active throughout this whole pandemic,” NHS President senior Brody Stack said. “It’s been possible thanks to new events like the cereal drive. They’re smaller-scale than what we’re used to as a group, but they’re a safe way to continue supporting the Fenton community in these strange times.”

A few times each week, members of NHS have been making food bank runs on top of the drives. A member will pick up leftover food from Panera on Miller Road when they close, and drop it off at the North End Soup Kitchen in Flint the next morning.

“There will be another cereal drive hosted in the upcoming weeks,” NHS Vice President senior Taylor Farell said. “We will meet at the high school or try to get a higher traffic area like VG’s and give the donations to Fenton Center of Hope.” 

NHS will continue food bank drop off and the cereal drive time and date will be announced late January with the rest of the details. Students looking to get a better understanding of National Honors Society can visit https://www.nhs.us/. For more information on key club students can contact Molly Killian.