Next Friday it won’t just be touchdowns that Miami Trace and Washington high schools will be competing for on the football field, they’ll also be competing to donate the most canned goods and other non-perishable food items.
These donations can be made throughout the week at the schools, Gusweiler GM Center, Gusweiler Toyota, or at the game where Gusweiler will have a black truck and a blue one to collect from Trace and Washington, respectively.
All food collected will be donated to The Bread of Life food pantry at The Well at Sunnyside in Washington C.H. The pantry is a ministry of the Grace Community Church. The Well at Sunnyside is located at 721 S. Fayette St. and is an ecumenical Christian ministry organized to provide relief to Fayette County residents in need.
Bread of Life coordinator Tami Dawson said, “We encourage everyone to donate.” She said the school that collects the most donations will be celebrated at halftime and awarded a trophy.
The first Black vs. Blue Food Drive was held last year and was a great success. The total amount of food collected weighed in a 3,400 pounds. Washington Court House City Schools beat out Miami Trace with a total of 1,849 pounds of food donated. Organizers are hopeful that this year even more food can be collected to be distributed to members of the community who need it.
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