2 St. Joe Co. high school rivals join forces to fight hunger

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ST. JOSEPH COUNTY, Ind. (WNDU) - Two local high school rivals are teaming to give back to their community.

St. Joseph High School and Marian High School are joining together for the St. Vincent de Paul Society's seventh annual Hunger Bowl to tackle hunger in St. Joseph County.

On Wednesday, students from both schools brought in nonperishable food and monetary donations.

"The two schools together usually fill our pantry for an entire month, which is quite substantial," St. Vincent de Paul Society's Anne Watson said. "Over the seven years of this so far, they have collected over 14 tons of food.

"The dedication that the kids have to the act of stewardship is incredible and really makes a big difference to the people we serve here locally."

The school with the most pounds collected per student received the annual Hunger Bowl trophy during the soccer game at Marian Wednesday night.

The principal of St. Joseph High School said if they beat Marian, he will dye his hair blue.