Port Townsend: Students compete, collect ton of food for food bank

PORT TOWNSEND — If 610 high school students collect 2,000 pounds of food plus cash donations of $1,500, and every $1 donated equals six pounds of food, what is the total contribution in pounds per student?

Helen Kullmann knows the bottom line without doing the math.

“It means we don’t have to buy so much food for a few months,” said Kullmann, co-manger of the Port Townsend Food Bank.

For the past two weeks, students at Port Townsend High School have been competing to see which class can collect the most food and donations for the food bank.

On Tuesday, they delivered three truckloads of food to the food bank plus a can of cash that will be turned into turkeys and other holiday treats.

“We didn’t think we’d get as much participation as we did,” said Tracy Hayes, a senior council member. “We didn’t think we’d reach the goals we set.”

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The rest of the story appears in the Thanksgiving Day Jefferson County edition of the Peninsula Daily News.

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