At the first practice of their new season, runners from the Cambridge High School cross country team brought in hundreds of canned goods to donate to North Fulton Community Charities. (click for larger version)
August 12, 2014
MILTON, Ga. On Aug. 4, the Cambridge High School cross country team decided to start the new season off on the right foot by giving back to the local community.
Booster club director Glenn Martin said he was very impressed when the team captains decided to rally their runners to do something good for others by collecting food items and household goods for those in need.
"On the first day of practice, our team members gathered approximately 610 items to donate to North Fulton Community Charities. It filled four grocery carts to overflowing. This is our first food drive and I'm looking forward to next year's team collecting even more," said Martin.
Vonda Malbrough, director of development for North Fulton Community Charities, said that community food drives are vital for filling the pantry shelves.
"As we continue to see 100 families per day and provide 9 tons of staple goods and supplies, food drives allow our organization to assist those who are most in need. We want to thank the Cambridge cross country team and booster club for their support, since they are making a difference in the lives of their neighbors," she said.