High schools to compete in Hunger Drive

Some Michiana students are using their hunger for competition to fight hunger in their local community.

Five area high schools - Johm Adams, Riley, Marian, Washington and St. Joseph - are going head-to-head as the first annual Student Hunger Drive of Northern Indiana kicks off this fall.

It is a six-week challenge that helps feed needy families, while also instilling a sense of volunteerism and community in area youth.

Students are the power behind this mission, and are in charge of creating fun and innovative ways to promote the drive, organize their food collection, and package and deliver it all to the food bank.

“This has great elements of volunteerism, social entrepreneurship, community involvement so many different things that kids can learn. And it's fun too,” said Milt Lee, Executive Director, at the Food Bank of Northern Indiana.

“Hopefully all the students are taking away from this that when they work together, they can do great things for our community,” said Jessica Hilary of the Northern Indiana Student Hunger Drive.

Any school that would still like to take part in the competition can sign up through Friday, October 5, as long as they are located in St. Joseph, Elkhart, Marshall, LaPorte, Kosciusko or Starke County.

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