The 2016 Student Food Drive is Underway! UPDATED

Students Fight Hunger in WNC

UPDATED May 9, 2016: Winners Announced!

This past month 35 schools participated in one of MANNA’s annual food drives. The 2016 Student Food Drive, a competitive drive between Western North Carolina schools, took place from March 5th– April 14th. Calculations have been made and totals are as follows:

  • Best in High School – A.C. Reynolds High
  • Best in Middle School – The Learning Community School
  • Best in Elementary School – Weaverville Primary
  • Most Improved – Koontz Intermediate
  • Rookie of the Year – Tri-County Christian School
  • Most Creative – Clear Creek Elementary
    Clear Creek Elementary K-Kids Club used the donated food to create a maze. The grade level that donated the most items got to walk through the maze and received a prize at the end.
  • Viewer’s Choice – French Broad River Academy: Girls
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Total donations amounted to $4,563 and 17,808 pounds of food. For every $1 donated, MANNA is able to provide 3 meals,  and for every pound donated we are able to donate 1.2 meals. With these students’ hard work and dedication we are able to provide 35,058 meals to Western North Carolina individuals and families in need!!!

We can’t wait to see what happens next year for our 10th annual Student Food Drive! A huge thanks to all the schools and students who participated.

March 15, 2016: It’s time again for MANNA’s annual challenge to WNC schools! From March 5 to April 14, students will be collecting food and funds to help end hunger in Western North Carolina.

The Student Food Drive is an collaborative effort from schools across the region to collect food, raise money and volunteer in the effort to end hunger in WNC. Participating schools enter into a friendly competition to see which school can raise the most amount of food, who can raise the most money, who can provide the highest number of volunteer hours and, new for this year, which school can get the best online support through social media.

This food drive not only helps involve students in addressing hunger on a local level, but also educates students about the issue in their specific community, and unites students to make a real, lasting difference on a local level.

We’d like to thank all of the schools and students that have already signed up to participate!

Participating Schools

Buncombe County

Asheville High School
Asheville Middle School
Buncombe County Early College
Candler Elementary
Carolina Day School
Christ School
Claxton Elementary School
Enka Middle School
Erwin High School
Estes Elementary School
French Broad River Academy
Hominy Valley Elementary School
Jones Elementary School
Koontz Intermediate
The Learning Community School
Nesbitt Discovery Academy
Owen High School
Rainbow Community School
Reynolds High School
Valley Springs Middle School
Weaverville Primary School

Haywood County:

Hazelwood Elementary School

Henderson County:

Clear Creek Elementary
Apple Valley Middle School

Macon County:

East Franklin Elementary School
Macon Middle School
Nantahala School

Madison County

Madison High School

McDowell County

Glenwood Elementary School
Nebo Elementary School

Mitchell County

Tri-County Christian School

Transylvania County:

Brevard High School

Yancey County

South Toe Elementary School
East Yancey Middle School