Everyone can do their part to fight hunger, even kids! Each year, local kids play their part in the fight against hunger by participating in the Kids Can Fight Hunger Food Drive. This year’s food drive is just getting underway! During last year’s food drive, kids at local schools collected and donated thousands of pounds of food to God’s Pantry Food Bank to help feed those in need.
What can kids do to help?
Barrels are brought to local schools, and after they’re filled they’re brought to God’s Pantry Food Bank and weighed.
About Kids Can Fight Hunger Food Drive:
In 2013, 43 schools participated, divided into 4 divisions based on enrollment.
$3,500 in donations = 43,000 lbs of food!
Every $10 donated = 60 lbs of food.
There’s also a coloring contest and a food box decorating contest, with prizes.
Sandersville Elementary raised over $900 in monetary donations – more than any other school.
Jessie Clark Middle School collected over 6,250 lbs of food – more than any other school.
How much food was collected?
43, 400 pounds!
How much money was collected?
$500 2013 Division Winners:
Division I: Lexington Christian Academy Rose Street Campus
Division II: Deep Springs Elementary
Division III: Sandersville Elementary
Division IV: Lafayette High School