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Area schools form teams to compete in food drive

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We all know when people work together as a team they can achieve incredible goals.  That's the idea behind a new initiative coming to Michiana designed to help families in need.

It's called "The Student Hunger Drive."  Any local school can compete to see who can donate the most pounds of food per student to the food bank.

"Hopefully all the students are taking away from this that, when they work together, they can do great things for the community," explains Jessiva Hilary, a local organizer.

Schools still have time to sign up for the competition.  The goal is not only to collect food, though.  The students have to come up with their own collection plans, promote the event, and package and deliver the food.

Students will be recognized for their efforts at an awards party on the last day of the Drive.  Prizes will be awarded for different levels of achievement and for the creativity of their events promoting the Drive.  All schools raising at least three pounds of food per student receive participation funds, which may be used to offset Student Hunger Drive expenses, or for other projects, or as donations.

The drives will start October 8 and run through November 14.

If you want to help with the program, you can find more information on "The Student Hunger Drive" website.

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