Student Senate/BPA members and their advisor, Carrie Miller, delivering food at Salvation Army in Atchison.

Students at Highland Community College Technical Center in Atchison, Kansas took the goal of improving their community to heart this fall collecting and donating nearly half a ton of food to the Salvation Army of Atchison.

HCCTC Student Senate, SkillsUSA, Business Professionals of America and the Highland Hamper Committee organized Fall Fun Day with the purpose of collecting food donations for the Salvation Army of Atchison. In total, 882.5 pounds of food was delivered to the Salvation Army of Atchison, Kansas.

Kim Bottoroff, a representative of the Salvation Army of Atchison commented, “after all items were sorted and weighed, this donation was one of the largest we’ve received for the holiday season.”

In addition to this giving, Highland Community College students had partnered with area businesses to refurbish a car for the charity Cars4Christmas, while employees on Highland’s main campus provided 16 holiday meals for area citizens in need.

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