Local high school students load up for Student Hunger Drive

It's loading day for students in the Quad Cities as they finish up this year's Student Hunger Drive.

Hundreds of high schoolers battled it out for the last month and a half to see who could collect the most food.

It all goes to the Riverbend Foodbank in Davenport.

It's been a long day, but it gives students a chance to make a difference in the community while enjoying some friendly competition. 

They say the experience is rewarding in itself and are pleased to have such a big impact.  

"We see the people in the community who need the items that we are collecting, so that really motivates us to see the people who really do need it, where it's going and how happy they are to have the food, " said Pleasant Valley High School Senior Emma Horsfield.

Last year, 16 schools brought in more than 375,000 pounds of food.
 


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