High School Students Collect 29,266 Pounds of Food

November 23, 2011

N. Charleston, SC –  November 22, 2011 – Young & Free South Carolina, powered by South Carolina Federal Credit Union, partnered with the Lowcountry Food Bank Student Food Drive, helping students from 15 high schools collect 29,266 pounds of food. 

The winning schools, Ashley Ridge High School, collecting seven pounds of food per student, and Academic Magnet High School, collecting six pounds of food per student, were announced during an awards party at the Lowcountry Food Bank. Both schools received a $1,000 cash prize from Young & Free SC.

Photo Caption: Young & Free SC Spokester Darryl LaPlante presentsAshley Ridge High School Students with their $1,000 cash prize duringthe awards party at Lowcountry Food Bank.

“The Student Food Drive is a great way for the students to find creative ideas to collect food benefitting the local community,” said Young & Free SC Spokester Darryl LaPlante.  “Innovation is key to rallying support from the students at the participating high schools.”

This was the third annual Student Food Drive, a six-week hunger relief campaign designed to empower high school students. The students took initiative in planning, organizing and promoting the food drive at their schools and packaging and delivering the food to the Lowcountry Food Bank for distribution.

Students collected food through creative events like dances, sporting events, car washes and silent auctions to help fight hunger in their very own communities.

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