Collect those cans

Collecting cans is an EHS tradition. Everyone comes together to meet the goal and help people who are relying on us. “Our goal is 40,000, and I would say we are about halfway there with two days left,” Kylie Ruprecht, StuCo president, said.  While this number may seem high, the goal last year was 50,000 and EHS was only about 10,000 cans short. “If you watch the news or read the newspaper, you know the economy is bad. Every food pantry we’ve talked to has said there are more people coming to them than ever before, so the need is out there,” Mr. Jim Schulz, StuCo sponsor, said. “Typically EHS students help a problem when they see it and this is a problem and I would encourage everyone to bring in cans the next two days.” Shovik Bandyopadhyay (12) has taken the food drive seriously, dedicating multiple weekends sitting outside local stores and going around neighborhoods asking for cans to help contribute to the canned food drive. “My goal was to get 10,000 cans, which we ended up getting,” Bandyopadhyay said. “I achieved my goal.” Bandyopadhyay has been organizing as early as this summer, events for the senior class to meet up in neighborhoods like Hilltop in Eureka or Lake Chesterfield in Wildwood.