Thanks to a group of St. Joseph County teens, some Northern Indiana residents will have more food on their tables.
The group of students collected more than 73,000 pounds of food over the course of a six-week student hunger drive for the Northern Indiana Food Bank.
“We were all shocked when we were unloading a truck Monday. We were shocked by the amount of food we raised,” said Elizabeth Kuntz, a student at St. Joseph.
This marks the first year of the drive, and the students from St. Joseph High School in particular celebrated their success tonight. St. Joe brought in the highest number of donations to the drive, but tonight they walked away with more than just the top prize.
A student from Washington said, “It teaches a lot of students not only should you care about the welfare of yourself but of all the people around you. Because we're all on this earth together and one person doing one thing will ripple effect and help someone else.”
Marian High School was the runner up for collecting the most food during the drive.