Pecatonica High School Thankful for Support Shown By Community and Hormel Foods
Rock Valley Publishing
… This year’s drive ran from Dec. 3-17 and was chaired by senior McKenna Handy and advised by Mrs. Bardell. Within the first couple of days, students had already brought in hundreds of items.
Less than a week into the drive, Mrs. Bardell received big news from her son and Pecatonica alumnus, Adam Bardell ‘14. Adam, who works at Hormel Foods in Beloit as the HR Coordinator/Manager of Safety, Security, and Medical, had arranged for a donation from the company, but to everyone’s amazement that donation included 30 boxes filled with 35 or more items each, for a total donation of more than 1,200 items.
The donations didn’t stop coming in after that, though, and by the end of the event, we collected over 5,300 items for the Pecatonica Food Pantry! We cannot be prouder to be a part of a school and community that chooses to continue to be the good in the world despite what has been a very difficult year for so many.
Thank you so much to all our students, parents, staff, and community members for supporting this drive; thank you to Mrs. Bardell and McKenna Handy for heading up our most successful drive ever; thank you to Adam Bardell and Hormel for the overwhelming donation; thank you to the Key Club for helping to sort and deliver; and thank you to the Pecatonica Food Pantry for helping feed our local families.