Local high schools collect food for the hungry

Charlotte-Mecklenburg high school students recently participated in the second annual Charlotte Student Hunger Drive, helping to fill pantries at Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina.

Students collected food for needy Charlotte families over a six-week period. Several south Charlotte schools in the district won awards for their donations. East Mecklenburg High School won the Snyders-Lance Freshest Idea Award, receiving $500 for developing the most creative collection event. The school, along with Ardrey Kell High School and Providence High School, also received an additional $100 award for collecting more than 5,000 pounds of food.

The Student Hunger Drive is a non-profit organization founded in 1986. The Charlotte chapter began in 2010. Its mission is to unite and empower high school students in the commitment to feed the hungry and promote volunteerism.

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