NCSS 2019 Can-A-Thon

NCSS Students and Staff Collect Over 18,500 Canned Goods for Local Food Pantries
Posted on 10/31/2019
Special Education Department Workers Dressed Alike in Super Hero Costumes in front of boxes of canned goodsNewton County School System (NCSS) students and staff have once again stepped up to the plate to help the local community by collecting food for those less fortunate. During the school system’s annual Can-A-Thon, a total of 18,556 items of food were collected.

“I am very proud of the hard work of everyone at the sites that participated in the 2019 NCSS Fall Can-A-Thon,” said NCSS School Social Worker, George Hutchinson, who coordinates the district’s annual canned food drive. “Our students, faculty and staff collected over 18,500 items this year. These items will be of tremendous benefit to our local food pantries in meeting the needs of our community in the coming year. I am very impressed at the generosity of school system’s students and staff!”

The Newton County Board of Education Central Office staff led the way this year, collecting over 3,400 cans for the food drive. Mansfield Elementary was the top school this year, collecting 3,157 cans. Other schools collecting over 1,000 cans included Flint Hill Elementary (1,566), Oak Hill Elementary (1,975), Newton County Theme School (1,688), and Cousins Middle School (1,058).

“The NCSS Can-A-Thon was such a great success because it was a team effort involving all of our students and employees,” said Samantha Fuhrey, superintendent of Newton County School System. “When you look at the numbers and see how much food was collected it’s absolutely amazing—18,556 cans of food! And every single can will stay right here in Newton County to help residents in our community. Through their efforts, the students and employees of our school system have helped put food on the table for so many families in our community who are in need. Words cannot begin to describe how proud I am of their tremendous support of the NCSS Can-A-Thon!”

Schools and offices participating in the NCSS Can-A-Thon collected the following amounts:

2019 NCSS Can-A-Thon Results
 East Newton Elementary   585 
 Fairview Elementary   279 
 Flint Hill Elementary   1,566 
 Heard-Mixon Elementary   180 
 Live Oak Elementary   625 
 Livingston Elementary   625 
 Oak Hill Elementary   1,975 
 Mansfield Elementary   3,157 
 Middle Ridge Elementary   1,688 
 Newton County Theme   90 
 Porterdale Elementary   259 
 Rocky Plains Elementary   320 
 South Salem Elementary   409 
 West Newton Elementary   900 
 Clements Middle   796 
 Indian Creek Middle   60 
 Veterans Memorial Middle   530 
 Alcovy High   134 
 Newton High   298 
 Newton College & Career Academy   79 
 Board of Education-Central Office   3,423 
 TOTAL   18,556