LEXINGTON, Ky. (12/18/13) - Public and private schools in Fayette County collected more than 43,000 pounds of food valued at well over $72,000 in the fall 2013 “Kids Can Fight Hunger” drive for God’s Pantry Food Bank. Awards were presented at a Dec. 10 reception, with Deep Springs Elementary, Sandersville Elementary and Lafayette High School topping their respective divisions.
This year, God’s Pantry accepted monetary donations counting toward a school’s overall total pounds at a conversion rate of $20 = 124 pounds. Schools were placed in four divisions based on total enrollment, and each group’s winner received $500.
Two schools earned special honors: Jessie Clark Middle School collected the most pounds of food, and Sandersville Elementary raised the most money.
Also new in 2013, schools participated in a food box decorating contest for a $250 grand prize. Photos of the entries were displayed on the food bank’s Facebook page, and Edythe J. Hayes Middle School received the most “likes.”
In addition, elementary and middle school students were invited to compete in a coloring contest illustrating the theme “Together we can solve hunger.” First place ($25 gift card) went to Luke Sylvester of Glendover Elementary, the runner-up ($15) was Kevin Diaz of Glendover, and Kacie Hughes from Edythe J. Hayes Middle took third place ($10).
The “Kids Can Fight Hunger” campaign is sponsored by Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky. For more information, visit www.godspantryfoodbank.org or call Rebecca Price at (859) 288-5324.
Information provided by Tammy L. Lane
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