Samantha Viars, Staff Writer

Barefoot March was a significant project and a exceptional success for Heritage High School. Seeing students get involved to help out a cause is refreshing and uplifting, and now there’s a whole new project for us to get to work on.

The leadership council of our football team has decided to partner with a popular organization called Feed My Starving Children and raise $22,000. For those who don’t know, Feed My Starving Children has a simple but very powerful goal of eliminating starvation in children by helping instill compassion in people to hear and respond to the cries of those in need. So the council has decided to follow up on that and instill the compassion here at HHS by having student led activities to encourage more involvement of peers.

The first event is a benefit concert, and it will take place on Monday, April 13. The concert costs $10 at the door and will feature the HHS Band, Dance Team, and several other musicians from our school. In addition to the concert, you can also participate in a doubles tennis tournament. While both of these events will be fun, the more involved day will take place on May 2. This is when there will be an all-day meal pack open for any volunteers. The goal is to pack 100,000 meals, so any and all help is appreciated. The meals you help pack will go to feed children in up to seventy countries.

If you have a desire to help, but you aren’t able to come to any events, feel free to find a member and donate. You can also go to and donate or check out more volunteer opportunities. I believe the football team is doing a great act of service and really displaying the leadership this school needs, but according to Coach Slaughter “We are just trying to do our part in helping the community.”