Dearborn schools to participate in annual "Battle Against Hunger"

DEARBORN, MICH (WXYZ) - Thanksgiving is less than two weeks away, but it’s what’s Dearborn schools are doing leading up to the holiday that has started a friendly competition. 

Nearly 30 schools district-wide will take part in the third annual “Battle Against Hunger.”  The competition began two years ago as an off-field competition between cross-town rivals Fordson and Dearborn to help feed families in need through Gleaners.  Both schools combined to donate over 120,000 cans in two years.  This year, both schools wanted Edsel Ford involved, so the Thunderbirds gladly obliged.

The schools will compete to see who can collect the most cans, non-perishable food items and monetary donations to help families in need.   

The Battle begins Monday, November  13th. All district schools will also serve as collection sites for students during the week of the “Battle.”  The donations will go straight to area families. The feeder with the most donations will be announced on November 17th. 

Gleaners Food Bank will weigh and pick up the final donations from all schools the following week, just before Thanksgiving.  Students bringing non-perishable food items to school are encouraged to place them in bins or boxes labeled with their school’s name. 

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