Philadelphia high schools are invited to participate in Shire’s Great Food Fight! benefitting Philabundance, and help the growing number of food-insecure families who turn to the local organization based at 3616 S. Galloway St. for assistance.
By collecting food during February and March, Shire’s Great Food Fight! comes at a time when Philabundance’s inventory is typically low, which occurs after holiday food drive donations have been distributed. The Shire-sponsored regional high school food drive will provide a much needed boost of non-perishable foods to those in need.
Participating schools will compete for financial prizes of $10,000, $5,000 or $1,000 while joining forces to achieve an ambitious goal: To collect 100 tons of food — the equivalent of 200,000 meals — for Philabundance over a two-week period. In 2012, the second year of the initiative, 21 schools collected 71 tons of food.
Dec. 15 is the deadline for high schools to register with the collection drive running from Feb. 25 to March 8.
For more information, visit philabundance.org/thegreatfoodfight.
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