Student members of International Thespian Society troupes from Lee’s Summit High School, Lee’s Summit North High School, Lee’s Summit West High School and Summit Christian Academy collected approximately 7,550 pounds of canned and dry goods for Lee’s Summit Social Services on Oct. 31.
The food was collected by the theatre students from the four schools as part of the Thespian Society’s Trick or Treat so Kids Can Eat program. More than 300 students from the four schools participated in the drive which ended at Lee’s Summit West High School where the students celebrated. In addition, FCA and SAAC students from LSWHS helped with the collection.
Even with the large number of students helping, the sponsors noted, there were many neighborhoods that could not be canvassed. If anyone has food that was set aside for the drive but not picked up, feel free to bring it to one of the high schools. The theatre program sponsors will make sure the items get to the right place.
Trick or Treat so Kids Can Eat is a national community service program for ITS-member schools to collect canned and dry goods for local charities and food banks. Over 305,000 pounds of food were collected across the state and nation last year, giving theatre students the chance to demonstrate the ability to help their local community.
Final amounts for the state and national level this year will be announced at the end of November.
The International Thespian Society is a division of the Educational Theatre Association.