Snake River Jr. High Victorious in 2nd Annual Food Feud

Kids1The second annual food feud to help support the Blackfoot Community Food Pantry was a huge success. We collected a total of 6,000 food items along with $1,300 in cash donations.

Snake River Jr. High was able to knock off the defending champions Mountain View Middle School.  The two schools can be very proud of their efforts, the total donations exceeded last year by more than three times. MVMS alone doubled what they brought in last year.

SRJH Principal, Bryce Salmon, stated “This became more about helping those in need and less about beating MVMS.” “The students really embraced the challenge and it was fun to see their excitement and the satisfaction of helping those less fortunate. “

Our hope for next year is that we can have a re-match of these two great competitors.

The Food Feud will ran for two weeks, beginning on April 3rd and ran through April 14th. The schools earned points by bringing in non-perishable food items or cash donations. The winning team was determined by the number of points divided by the number of students enrolled. Each school could determine how they go about soliciting food donations— grade competitions, classroom competitions, etc.

Besides bragging rights, there was a first- place prize of $1,000 that was awarded to SRJH. This award was given by the Blackfoot Rotary Club. Rotary Clubs around the world support projects to help the disadvantaged and feel strongly about the CDT and its fight against hunger in Bingham County.

The Blackfoot Community Food Pantry is grateful for these efforts because often the shelves begin to get sparse during the spring.  The donations from other drives, like the Boy Scouts, Post Office, and holiday giving, have been depleted. The Food Pantry is located at 245 West Sexton. They distribute food boxes every Wednesday to those that may be struggling to feed their families,

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