SPS students collect 32K Pounds for Food Fight
Twenty Springfield Public Schools and thirteen community partners battled to win the sixth annual Food Fight food and fund drive benefiting Ozarks Food Harvest.Over 32,000 pounds of food and fund donations were collected.
Since 2010, SPS students and partnering businesses and organizations have collected 126,000 pounds in donations.
This year, 19,273 pounds of food and $2,315.75 was donated to provide 28,000 meals to the C-Street Connect Pantry, Center City Christian Outreach, Central Assembly Food Pantry, Crosslines, Hand Extended, Salvation Army, St. Joseph Catholic Church, Victory Mission and the food pantries at Kickapoo and Central high schools.
The Food Fight champion in the middle school category is once again the Health Sciences Academy at Mercy. Kickapoo High School is the winner among high schools. Both schools were awarded with traveling fork trophies and are invited to volunteer at Ozarks Food Harvest.
The elementary schools with classes winning field trips to The Food Bank are Pittman, Rountree, Truman and Westport.