Negaunee High School gives out 15,000 lbs of food to hungry families

NEGAUNEE — The generosity of one local high school was on full display earlier today.

Students from Negaunee High School volunteered to serve multitudes of hungry people, which according to their principal, is a testament to their character.

” One of the things that we’re very proud of as a school is our students,” said Andrew Brunette, principal of Negaunee High School. “Just the way they always shine when we ask them to shine and help out when we ask them to help out. I think sometimes teenagers get a little bit of a bad reputation, but I can certainly say working with 400-plus teenagers every day that our kids are great, and we’re really proud of their accomplishments.”

Negaunee High School does two events like this yearly; one in the fall, and another in spring.

An estimated 15,000 pounds of food was delivered at this one giveaway alone, which placed an emphasis on healthy eating and fresh produce.

Currently, about 1 in 8 families in western Michigan struggle with food shortages.