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Springfield students collect record number of meals during 2020 Food Fight

Springfield students collect record number of meals during 2020 Food Fight

February 20, 2020 in Food drive

Thank you so much to everyone who participated in this year’s Food Fight! Eighty-three schools and partners collected 22,777 pounds of food donations and $11,930 to help provide 66,614 meals.

Students spent two weeks in January collecting food and fund donations. The food donations will benefit Ozarks Food Harvest’s partner food pantries in Springfield, including SPS school pantries. The collected funds will sponsor 40 children for a full school year of Weekend Backpack Program meals.

The five elementary schools with classes winning field trips to tour Ozarks Food Harvest are Boyd, Cowden, Fremont, Sequiota and Wilson’s Creek. Cherokee is the winner in the middle school category, and Parkview is the winner in the high school category. Study Alternative is the K-8 winner, and Shady Dell ECC is the early childhood center winner. These schools will be awarded traveling trophies this month.

What an incredible year. Thank you again, and congrats to all of the winners!