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C-TEC of Licking County’s Secondary Center participated in a charity fundraiser for Operation Feed, raising $1,863.32 for food insecurity during the month of March. Operation Feed is a community-wide food drive that benefits the Licking County Food Pantry Network, providing meals for people and families who are food insecure.

Students worked to reach goals donating through monetary, non-perishable food, and hygiene product donations to unlock various activities that took place in the career tech school from March 1st- 22nd. Each goal was fulfilled and as each fundraising level was obtained it unlocked “fun” opportunities, such as buying Krispy Kreme doughnuts (selling 109 dozen), pieing staff members, a spirit week, and a school-wide assembly that included participation from staff and students.

 The events were planned by one of Ms. Andrea Scott’s junior English classes. The class set the fundraising goals and organized each aspect of the fundraising. The concluding fun activity was an assembly which showed off student and staff talent while engaging students in competitive games to celebrate their successful charity drive. This year’s event saw an 389.65% increase in the amount of money raised/donated over the school’s drive in 2021.

 In total, 700 students raised enough money for 7,220 meals. These students, while going to school, holding jobs, and possibly facing food insecurity themselves, still spent their time and effort to make a major difference and help people in their community. C-TEC could not be prouder.

 All proceeds from C-TEC’s Operation Feed fund drive will be donated to the Licking County Food Pantry Network for use in aiding struggling families in Licking County. 


The following story was written with contributions from junior students: McKinzi Nethers, Nick Johnson, and Delaney Faine.