Wednesday, October 3, 2012

3rd Annual Student Hunger Drive kicks off

It's that time of year again - the 3rd Annual Student Hunger Drive is here.

This year's event kicked off Oct. 1 at Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina. The Student Hunger Drive, which is student-led, brings together more than 20 Charlotte area high schools for a six-week-long competition.

The goal: To be the school to collect the most pounds of food per student. Students kicked off the effort by creating a song, skit, rap or chant that encourages their peers and community to donate food.

The winner of the talent competition received a pallet of food courtesy of Snyders-Lance, Inc., that counts toward their overall pound total. The Student Hunger Drive also awards schools that collect the most pounds of food per student with cash prizes.

Monetary prizes are used for school supplies, projects, or other community initiatives. Food Lion has also supported the effort with an MVP Scholarship Award for one exceptional student leader.

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