DECA students Michael Sumrall, Andrew Luthner, Jaylen Waters and Breyon Jackson load a backpack with groceries from the group’s food pantry for students in need.

DECA program holding food drive

It’s seven o’clock in the morning on a Friday. Its time to get up and go to school. Go to class. Eat some lunch and then head home. Saturday comes the following day. No school, no place to go, and no food. This is not the typical thought processes any child should have, said Charlotte Heinze, advisor of the Copperas Cove High School’s Distributive Education Association Chapter. “A weekend should be a teenager’s time to relax, hangout, and maybe do homework. But, there are teenagers that have a waking fear of whether or not they will be able to eat today,” Heinze said. “This surprising fact was brought to the DECA Chapter’s attention in 2012 and some of the members decided that it should be changed.”
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