The Middle School Drive Away Hunger Challenge kicks off Monday and runs through April 22.
During this time, students at all WCS middle schools will compete to see which school can collect the most donations for GraceWorks’ Fuel Bag program. The fuel bag program is a weekend nutrition program made available for all students in Williamson County who qualify for the district’s free or reduced meal program.
Some of the items needed include milk, microwaveable meat meals, fruit cups, applesauce, macaroni and cheese, cereal, juice boxes, granola bars and peanut butter crackers. For a complete list of items visit DarrellWaltrip.com/HungerChallenge.
The Drive Away Hunger Challenge was started four years ago by the Darrell Waltrip Automotive Group as a fundraising event partnering local public schools with GraceWorks’ food pantry. Each year, DWAG hosts two challenges for students at both a middle school and high school level. The schools compete for cash prizes, bragging rights and trophies that stay with the winning schools until the next year.
“Our students have been given a chance to give back to the community by participating in this annual food drive,” said Williamson County School Assistant Superintendent Dr. Charles Farmer. “We are thankful that Graceworks and DWAG gives them such an opportunity to be actively engaged citizens.”
Last year’s top prizes went to Woodland Middle School for highest total number of pounds collected and Hillsboro School for the most pounds of food collected per student.
Donations can be sent with students to their school or dropped off at any Darrell Waltrip Automotive Group location.