Class Skits Kick Off Food For Thought

The two week long Food for Thought competition began with a campout and skits to help Redemptorist Social Services Center.


Sydney San Agustin

Sophomore Molly O’Keefe spreads peanut butter with a spoon as a face mask during the sophomore Food For Thought skit.

Ana Pendergast, Reporter

Student council skits kicked off this year’s annual Food For Thought drive Oct. 27. STUCO members started the campaign by attempting to experience the conditions in which the homeless live. They slept outside Oct. 26 and didn’t eat for a total of 12 hours from 7 p.m. on Thursday night to 7 a.m. Friday morning.

“Sleeping outside was quite an experience because I got to see a form of what it is like. It was an amazing experience,” sophomore STUCO member Brie Bowes said.

Each class created skits to promote bringing in cans, starting with the freshman STUCO skit “Ameri-CAN idol.” Freshmen Brynna Dow and Maggie McKinney were the contestants. Following the freshman skit, the sophomores mocked vloggers. Sophomore Paula Sweeney poured tomato sauce in her hair while sophomore Molly O’Keefe spread peanut butter over her face. The juniors had a family feud competition, hosted by junior Kendall Rogers, who played Steve Harvey and juniors Ava Rawson and Savannah Friedenbach were the team leaders. Going last, the seniors carried on the tradition of dressing up as teachers for their skit.

“Molly and I were beauty gurus for our portion of the skit and she wanted to do a face mask so the only thing I could think of was a hair mask and we thought it was really funny,” Sweeny said. “It was a lot messier than I thought but I had fun doing it.”

Meg Schwartz

The cans and money raised through food for thought benefits and stocks the food pantry at Redemptorist Social Services Center. The goal is to raise eight tons total. Any non-perishable canned good is welcome, as well as monetary donations. Large cans are not accepted due to the unreasonably sized portions it would cause. The drive is a class competition and the grade that brings in the most cans for each individual week will get to wear out of uniform sweatshirts. At the end of the two weeks the class with the most cans raised will also receive a prize. The prize has yet to be determined.

“I think the prizes will ultimately motivate everyone to bring in cans,” Executive STUCO President Carolyn Dickey said.

For the first time STUCO has decided to sell shirts to help raise money for the drive. Students who bought the shirt will be able to wear them to school during the two week long competition. There were 134 shirts sold, raising $670.

Food For Thought officially ends Nov. 10.