EVANSVILLE, IN (WFIE) - Twelve weeks, 12 schools and their communities.
14 News and the Tri-State Food Bank were proud to bring you Sunrise School Spirit each Friday morning.
A grand total of 124,290 pounds of food was donated to the Tri-State Food Bank…which supplies food to shelters and pantries across 33 counties in Indiana, Kentucky and Illinois.
To put it into perspective... that's 103,595 meals… or enough to feed nearly 300 families all day, every day, from now until Christmas.
According to the Tri-State Food Bank, 1 in 6 adults and 1 in 5 children are food insecure, meaning either they don't have food… or do have food now, but don't always know if they'll have food tomorrow.
That's slightly higher than the national average
Sunrise School Spirit created a friendly competition among twelve area high schools which in turn will impact hundreds, perhaps thousands, of Tri-State residents who might otherwise go hungry.
It was amazing to see what these students were able to achieve.
Now, it's time for each of us to follow their lead.
Help the Tri-State Food Bank and the partner agencies it serves, not only through the holidays but after.