This was a record-setting year for the News 2 Food 2 Families school food drive.
356,746 pounds of food was collected by more than 60 schools around Middle Tennessee.
All canned and packaged food has been donated to Second Harvest Food Bank..
About 40,000 students helped set the record this year, as schools competed for top honors.
Currey Ingram Academy won the award for most food donated by a middle school.
350 students gathered 4,298 cans and packages of food. That’s more than 13 food items per student.
Jane Hannah, Assistant Head of School for Academics and Programs tells News 2, “We’ve been doing it for over 20 years and each year it continues to grow. This year we had a competition between our houses to see which house could have the largest contribution, and the Edmiston House won the competition this year.”
News 2’s Anne Holt and Nikki Burdine presented the school with a check for $500. The prize money is donated by Cornerstone Financial Credit Union, which will reward the top three elementary, middle and high schools for their good work.
The principal at Curry Ingram Academy has announced that they will be donating their $500 prize back to Second Harvest Food Bank.
Special thanks for making the News 2 Food 2 Families Food Drive a success goes to both Cornerstone Financial Credit Union and Crest Cadillac, which opened their doors for people who want to drop off food but don’t have children in school.