Key Club Joins Effort to Collect Tuna for Food Bank

Key Club Joins Effort to Collect Tuna for Food Bank
Posted on 02/28/2017
Key Club Joins Effort to Collect Tuna for Food BankPort Angeles, Wash. – Beginning March 1, 2017, Port Angeles High School’s Key Club is joining the Olympic Kiwanis Club of Port Angeles’ Tuna Fish Drive efforts to help fill the Port Angeles Food Bank coffers.

“Key Club members are asking each student and staff member bring at least one can of tuna to help them reach their goal of 1,000 cans of tuna collected by April 17,” advisor Jon Hamilton explained.  “The tuna drive benefits the local food bank as well as other food banks around the Olympic Peninsula.  Last year, 20901 cans were donated by the community as a result of this drive.  Please consider helping by donating cans of tuna to Key Club.”

PAHS students and staff can bring tuna cans to Hamilton’s classroom (Room 107) or give them to a staff member or call Hamilton for pickup (565.1572) through Monday, April 17th.

For the last 22 years the Olympic Kiwanis Club of Port Angeles has conducted the Tuna Fish Drive for the Port Angeles Food Bank. Collecting tuna fish has benefited the Food Bank in two ways. First, it provides their clients with a protein source that is relatively inexpensive, easy to store and simple to prepare. Second, the Food Bank can take the money they would have spent on tuna and use it to purchase other much needed commodities. 

“It is hard to believe, but donations from the community of those little 5 oz cans of tuna saved the Port Angeles Food Bank $254,803 during the last 22 years!” Tim Crowley, tuna Drive chairman, said.

For those wishing to donate cash in lieu of cans of tuna, contributions can be mailed c/o The Port Angeles Food Bank, P.O. Box 1885, Port Angeles, WA. 98362.  

Call Jon Hamilton for more information, 565.1572.

For additional assistance, contact:

Tina Smith-O’Hara
Communications and Community Relations Coordinator
Port Angeles School District