MIDDLETOWN — Middletown High School senior Ashley Hanlon hosted the “Walk to Feed a Friend Food Drive” at the Gaudet Middle School track in October, and collected more than 700 items of canned food and $215 for food baskets for local families.

The event was part of Hanlon’s capstone senior project. She asked students and teachers at area schools to donate a canned good or $1, and to walk two laps around the track to symbolize their dedication to helping families in the community.

Hanlon thanks the physical education and health staff for helping her to organize the event, as well as all of the middle and high school staff and students that participated.