The students of Sanderson High were the overall leaders this year in the Fight Against Hunger sponsored by the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina.
Sanderson collected 233,285.61 pounds ($45,194 and 7,314 pounds in cans). The poundage is equivalent to 225,971 meals, enough food to feed the entire town of Cary almost twice. As a result the Sanderson Executive Council will appear on WTVD on December 12 to discuss the school’s participation in the food drive.
In the high school division, Leesville Road finished second, Broughton third, Millbrook fourth and Cary fifth.
In the middle school division, Durant Road was first, Mills Park second and Reedy Creek third.
In the elementary school division, Fuller finished third and Penny Road fourth.
This year, a total of 121 schools came together to raise 94,136 pounds and $54,429.91, equivalent to 350,851 meals.
Food Bank Special Events Coordinator Lauren Landis congratulated the schools. “This is such an amazing amount and we greatly appreciate your generosity,” Landis said.