Mascot shoot off to kick off Shire Food Fight!
Seventeen schools are taking part from across South Eastern Pennsylvania including three Main Line schools — Lower Merion, Tredyffrin and Haverford High.
The goal of the drive is to collect 100 tons of food—the equivalent of 200,000 meals—in two weeks.
The winning school will collect a $10,000 first prize.
To start the campaign, mascots from the different schools took part in a 30 second basket shooting challenge with the winner getting 100 pounds of food, a head start for that school in the Food Fight.
“In 2012, we raised nearly 5.5 tons of food,” Lower Merion student organizer Julia Kramer-Golinkoff said. “The whole school was so inspired by the project and quickly got involved. We’re looking forward to this year’s [fundraiser] and the knowledge we are helping people in need.”
The winner of the mascot shoot out was a tie between Lankenau High School and Archbishop Wood.
The other high schools participating in Shire’s Great Food Fight!:
•Three Bucks County schools: Archbishop Wood High School, Holy Ghost Preparatory School, and Pennsbury High School.
•Six Chester County schools: Avon Grove Charter School, Center for Arts and Technology, Conestoga High School, Owen J. Roberts High School, Renaissance Academy, and Westtown School.
•Four Delaware County schools: Haverford Senior High School, Marple Newtown High School, Penncrest High School, and Sun Valley High School.
•Two Montgomery County schools: Lower Merion High School and North Montco Technical Career Center;
•Two Philadelphia County schools: Lankenau High School and William Penn Charter School.