On Monday, Cannon School was named the winner of the Carolinas Student Hunger Drive, a six-week competition between participating local schools to collect the most pounds of food per student through campus events, contests and other community collection activities.
Cannon School collected over 30,000 lbs. of food – on average, 71 lbs. per Upper School student. This amount was far more than any of the other 15 schools that participated. Cannon School was also awarded $2,000 to help fund school projects, and organizer Caroline Malmstrom ’16 was awarded the Food Lion Hunger Heroes Scholarship for student leadership.
“I’m so thankful for Cannon’s community coming together in such a big way this year!” she said. “I’ve been in charge of the Student Hunger Drive at Cannon School for the past two years, and this year I focused more on educating the students about the hungry population of the Charlotte area, and the students responded really well. I’m excited to carry on our theme of giving back to the community with the $2,000 prize money!”
100% of the food donated is distributed directly back to individuals and families living in Charlotte and surrounding communities through Second Harvest Food Bank’s network.