A big boost for the Tri-City Food Bank on Friday, just in time for the holidays.
KENNEWICK, WA - A big boost for the Tri-City Food Bank on Friday, just in time for the holidays. Kennewick students turned their annual food drive into a competition between classrooms.
Eight Kennewick schools collected the food and dropped it off Friday morning at the Kennewick food bank.
The teacher whose classroom collected the most pounds of food wins a trophy.
"They decide who they're going to support and they strategize and bring things in and everything and I think they just get into the spirit of the whole thing. It's fun to compete but it's also, they know they're making this huge donation to the food bank and that's important to them," said coordinator Desiree Martinez.
The winning classroom was Mrs. Greene's at Kennewick High School. In all, the drive garnered 10,000 pounds of food.