Students, mascots and cheerleaders gathered early Oct. 20 at a Charlotte Food Lion to support their selected student representatives in a 90-second shopping spree as part of the 2012 Student Hunger Drive. They collected 1,550 pounds of food.
East Mecklenburgs David Marvin collected the most (468 pounds). Myers Park was second (408 pounds), followed by Ardrey Kell (368 pounds) and Providence (306 pounds). Each school donate will donate that amount to the six-week campaign that challenges 19 area high schools to collect as much food as possible for the Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina.
The Carolina Student Hunger Drive began Oct. 1 at Second Harvest, where students performed in a talent competition. Their skits were recorded and posted on the Student Hunger Drive Facebook voting page for an online voting competition Oct. 8-12.
The four schools with the most likes earned the chance to participate in the shopping spree. That was the kickoff for the Carolina Student Hunger Drives first-ever community outreach GIVE Day, in which students will collect food at various Food Lion locations all day.