Local students break record in food collection program
Local students broke a record by collecting 39,205 pounds of food for this year’s Stuff the Truck event with Paducah Power.
That’s over 3,000 more pounds than last year.
The winner of the school challenge was also announced Friday morning.
Champion-Lone Oak Elementary collected more than 18 pounds of food per student.
The school also collected 10,320 pounds of food overall. That is the most any school has ever collected.
Community Christian Academy Middle/High was the runner up collecting just under 18 pounds of food per student.
Lone Oak will receive $1,500 in prize money, $1,000 for being champion and $500 for collecting the most food. Community Christian Academy will receive $500 for being the runner up.
All the food donated will be split up between the Family Service Society, Paducah Cooperative Ministry, and Salvation Army.