On Sept. 6, the Valley Center boys basketball team spent a morning focused on community service and giving back. The Hornets filled 1,968 boxes with food at the Kansas Food Bank.
“From the first time we did it (in 2013), they saw they impact they were making,” Valley Center coach John Wetig said. “It will affect 8,000 lives, and that right there made them take a step back that, ‘Wow, we are doing something that is helping out.’ It’s something that they looked forward to this year. They enjoy it.”
The team, coaches and managers worked for more than five hours stuffing and sealing boxes of food.
The boxes are designed to help those students who rely on their meals at school because there isn’t enough food at home. Those students can take home a box of food that will help them get through the winter break until school resumes in January.
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Wetig credits sophomore Nathan Postlethwait, who approached him with the idea last season.