Erie County Tech students work together to collect food/funds for Second Harvest Food Bank

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A team of students put their building skills to the test in an effort to help those in need.

Erie County Technical School students set out on a challenge to collect as much canned corn as possible by the end of October.  At the same time, students in the construction trades lab built a house as a place to store the corn.  In the end, they collected more than 1,500 cans to be donated to the Second Harvest Food Bank.

Jessica Flak, who helped build the house, tells us, “Going into this project, we had to think of the ways to make it so that it could come down and be easily moved so that they can use it every year. So just the math and thinking of how to make it work was pretty neat.”

Paige Larson, National Technical Honor Society, says, “This is really going to be helping out the community and we are going to be helping so many people out there this winter who need just a single can of corn that can help them get through the day.” 

School officials tell us they plan to reuse the house in the future.  Students also collected $150 in checks for the Second Harvest Food Bank.

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