photo by TANIAH TUDOR
Patty Barker, No Kid Hungry campaign director with the Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance, presents a plaque and a $500 check in prize money to Ann Honeyman with Van Buren High School and members of the VBHS Partner’s Club, including board members (back row, left) Westin Tankersley, (front row, from left) Maria Valente and Diana Abrajan, and president Cameron Farrow. Honeyman and the Partner’s Club headed up efforts for a food drive competition held by the AHRA, landing the school in third place statewide. Students, in collaboration with the community, collected 13,007 pounds of non-perishable food items, which equals about 10,627 meals, said Ken Kupchick with the River Valley Food Bank. The food items collected by VBHS were distributed to food pantries in Crawford County, helping to feed hungry families in the area, he said.