Beat the Aztecs? Yes we CAN!

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Nikhil Patolia, Photojournalist

Looking for a way to beat the Aztecs and help those in need?  Well, look no further because it’s time for the annual Canned Food Drive.  As a tradition,  YLHS has been competing against Esperanza High School to see which school can bring the most cans to help those in need.  The time for bringing in cans for the food drive leads up to the Homecoming game against us and Esperanza.  Last year, we defeated the Aztecs and hope to do so again!


The Homecoming game just wouldn’t be as exciting if it wasn’t for the Canned Food Drive.  This drive allows for students to show their school spirit in a simple and helpful way.  If it wasn’t for the food drive,  there wouldn’t be as much competition leading up to game day for the stampede to get excited about.  As sophomore Richard Yoo said, “It sparks a lively competition between Yorba Linda and Esperanza” and that is why is it so essential that we bring in as many cans as we can to support our school and our community.  These cans that will be collected from both schools will make their way to Second Harvest of Orange County to help the families in our local community.  “It is a great way to give back to the community, especially for those who need it”, says Jessie Sardina in response to the Canned Food Drive.  Fighting hunger is a bigger problem than most people imagine.  Many people believe that there aren’t many that need the help of canned food drives but a study by Second Harvest Food Bank stated that more than 277,000 people need our help in having a meal for them to eat in Orange County alone.


Language Arts classrooms will be collecting the cans for this food drive, and as an incentive to donate there will be a reward given in the classes.  The class with the most cans donated from each teacher,  will receive a Chick-fil-A lunch.  This food drive will end on October 23, 2014 so don’t pass up on this opportunity to help all those that need us in our community while still reaping the benefits of beating the Aztecs and receiving a Chick-fil-A lunch.  We should clearly all do our part in helping the community, and using this food drive is a simple yet effective way of doing so while still upholding our school spirit.