Oconomowoc student project aims to help needy

Lake Country Now: In the midst of the holiday season, it is fitting to remember that many struggle to meet the most basic needs of their families.

With that in mind, Oconomowoc High School teachers Steve Olson and Mark Jappinen, along with the school’s building trades and engineering students, launched its Build a Home to Feed a Home project.

The goal is to fill the structure with nonperishable food items to donate to the Oconomowoc Food Pantry.

“This is something I saw in a builders magazine and thought our school community could embrace,” Olson explained.

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