Local schools participate in Student Hunger Drive of Northern Indiana

Published: Nov. 17, 2016 at 6:55 PM EST
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Totals have been taken and winners have been announced.

In total, 124,049 pounds of food was raised through can and monetary donations.

LaPorte High School raised the most overall pounds. The most overall pounds raised per student was tied between a New Praire and Northwood student; raising 21 pounds each.

Michigan City High School was awarded the Mission Prize and Adams High School won the skit contest.

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The Student Hunger Drive of Northern Indiana is celebrating five years of feeding those in need.

This year, eleven schools, throughout three counties, participated. That includes students at New Prairie High School, who dropped off their donation first thing Thursday morning.

"It's really meaningful to me because I get to work with kids who want to do the same thing, and also teach kids that it's important to help people in our own community. Take care of our own," said Jim Groendyke of New Prairie High School.

"I'm just very proud of our community, I think that these kids just give me a lot of hope, a lot of hope that everything is going to be okay and that we will unify, and we're good," said Jessica Hilary, executive director of the student hunger drive.

The "High Five for Student Hunger Drive" concludes Thursday night with a skit contest at the Kroc Center. The winning school gets 2,000 pounds of food added to their donation total.