The Laramie High School National Honors Society is currently hosting a food drive to donate goods to a local non-profit organization.

NHS is collecting canned and boxed foods during lunch until Feb. 9. NHS members will man a table in the LHS commons for people to donate goods. Donations will also be accepted in cardboard boxes placed throughout the school.

The food NHS collects will be donated to the Laramie Interfaith-Good Samaritan.

Interfaith is a local charity organization which provides food and services to members of the Laramie community in emergency situations. Interfaith is also in partnership with many other local organizations.

“[We’re doing] a community service project to help interfaith and make sure they have enough food and hygiene items,” senior NHS member Jordan DeYoung said.

DeYoung and senior NHS member Taryn Veniegas are organizing this community service project.

“I choose to do this because I wanted to do something to help the people in my community and I figured this would be a good way to do it. People tend to get low on food in the winter when it’s cold so I thought it would be helpful to make sure they would have food,” DeYoung said.

The Laramie Interfaith has recently been running low on goods.

“We have to get boxes for the food, get flyers up around school on top of getting announcements made for the speakers in school,” DeYoung said.

On Feb. 9 after school DeYoung and Viegas will personally deliver the donated goods to interfaith.

“[In NHS] all members are leaders and strong independent people who can do work. We try to do a lot of fundraisers and volunteer work,” DeYoung said.

NHS meetings occur on the first Monday of every month.

“We chose to do a food drive because it’s fairly easy for others to bring in canned goods but makes a large difference for the community especially among those in poverty,” Senior and President of Laramie’s NHS Isa Lee said.

To get into the society, one must go through an application process based on academic achievement.

NHS is also in the process of organizing another food drive which will involve picking up canned goods from homes.

“We’re having volunteers place reusable plastic bags with a note in them in mailboxes near their houses,” DeYoung said. “They would then leave [full] bags on their porch Sunday so the NHS kids can pick them up.”

The donations received in the upcoming drive will also go to Interfaith.