Lead2Feed announces fundraising results

The Lead2Feed team and the Virginia Peninsula Food Bank would like to thank everyone that brought in canned food for this year’s canned food drive. The combined homerooms brought in over 1,500 pounds of food for the food bank, which is equivalent to approximately 1,297 meals.

Craig Davis’s class came in first place in the can collection contest with a total of exactly 200 cans brought in and received a catered Chick-fil-a breakfast. Davis’s class was followed by Ken Zoby’s homeroom with a total of 158 cans, Rebecca Walker’s homeroom with 149 cans, Patrick Day’s homeroom with 120 cans, Carla Cole’s homeroom with 117 cans, and finally, Mary Stark’s homeroom with 100 cans.

Courtesy of Sophia Ottofaro
Lead2Feed students pack cans from the can collection into boxes

Lead2Feed also raised $505.50 in student donations to United Way, helping Newport News Public Schools to raise over $12,000 total in donations for the charity. Four Lead2Feed student representatives traveled with Peter Mercier on Friday, November 16th to present the check to the school board, along with students from every other school in Newport News.

Pete Mercier
Beth Ellis, Sigrid Perkinson, Sophia Ottofaro, and Noah Reynolds represented Menchville as they presented the United Way check to the school board