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Students Against Hunger Food & Fund Drive



Almost 50% of students in our 34-county service area qualify for free/reduced-price lunch

It's difficult for any student to excel academically when they come to school hungry. So we invite all students, staff, parents, and teachers to join our Students Against Hunger food and funds drive to help feed hungry children and their families in our community.

Since 1996, students in our area have donated enough to provide nearly 5 million meals.  

Join the cause

Participants in the Students Against Hunger campaign collect food and funds from October 2 through December 2. Competing schools must deliver their donations to our warehouse by noon on Saturday, December 2, 2017

Extra incentives

A little boost for your competitive side! Besides bragging rights, we have some perks for schools that donate the most meals per student.

  • Each category winner is offered a photo opp at the Food Bank, to be shared on our website and social media.
  • Each category winner can also choose either:
    • Host a Food Bank representative at your school for a special presentation
    • Send a group (maximum 30 people) to your local Food Bank warehouse for a special tour

  • The overall winner of the competition will be honored during our annual ABC11 Together food drive.

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Congratulations to our 2017 Winners!

Overall Winner: Sanderson High School

Elementary Schools:

1st Place: Middle Creek Elementary

2nd Place: Fuller GT Magnet Elementary

3rd Place: Creekside Elementary (Winterville, NC)

4th Place: East Garner Elementary

5th Place: Oak Grove Elementary

Middle Schools:

1st Place: Ravenscroft Middle

2nd Place: Durham Nativity School

3rd Place: North Garner Middle

4th Place: Mills Park Middle 

High Schools:

1st Place: Sanderson High

2nd Place: Broughton High

3rd: Durham Performance Learning Center

4th: Millbrook High

5th: Leesville Road High

Multi-Grade Schools:

1st Place: Adventist Christian Academy of Raleigh

2nd Place: Chesterbrook Academy North Raleigh

3rd Place: The Governor Morehead School for the Blind

4th Place: The Fletcher Academy

5th Place: The Montessori School of Raleigh

Top Performing Colleges:

East Carolina University

NC State University

Other Top Performers:

The Goddard School North

All Stars Children's Academy

Kiddie Academy of Brier Creek

Kids R Kids West Cary

Primrose Schools


Thales Academy Knightdale





Registration for Students Against Hunger 2018 will be announced in the fall! Mark your calendars now and help us ensure that no one goes hungry!

Hold your best food drive!

Click here for tips and helpful materials, including drop-off information.

Thank you to the 68 participating schools and organizations! Together, you raised 687,261 meals for your community! See you next year!

Thank you for your support!

Questions? Need more Info?
Contact your local branch coordinator:

In the Raleigh/Durham area: Liz Moss, Food & Fund Drive Coordinator

In the Wilmington area: Beth Gaglione, Wilmington Branch Director

In the Greenville or New Bern area: George Young, Eastern Regional Director

In the Sandhills area: Michael Cotten, Sandhills Branch Director

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