Although school started Monday, a dent has already been made to reduce student hunger.

Although school started Monday, a dent has already been made to reduce student hunger.
The first food drive for this school year was hosted by Danfoss. The food is being collected by Patterson Federal Credit Union for Project CARE.
Typically, 100 Arkadelphia students benefit per week from the efforts of Project CARE. The food is sent home with children in need on the weekends and during holidays.
“We also hope to find more opportunities for additional drives,” said Nicole McGough, vice president of business development at the credit union.
According to McGough, each school will host food drives. It is speculated that these drives will take place in the fall.
McGough shared on Monday, Aug. 14 that Danfoss had collected 7,256 items. By final count Tuesday, the total was 11,074. It is the largest food drive to be hosted so far.
“We are beyond excited about this and the counselors at the schools are very appreciative to have this food ready to send home the very first week of school.”
PFCU is planning more drives with Alumacraft, Gildner, and both city and county employees.
“We’re very grateful to Danfoss for organizing these food drives,” said Col. Michael Shepherd, of Arkadelphia High School. “It’s really going to help us kickstart this year off nicely.”