The Sun Prairie Food Pantry is hoping to collect 75,000 pounds in the ninth annual Bank of Sun Prairie School Challenge, which ends on Friday, March 25.
where schools compete to collect the most donations. The winning schools will be determined based on the number of pounds donated per student, factoring in the number of children on free and reduced lunch program.
In addition to a trophy to the top school, the Bank of Sun Prairie will be awarding $1000 to the first place school, $700 to the second place school, $500 to the third place school and $300 to the fourth place school. The school drive ends this Friday for what is "one of the largest and most critical food drives of the year" according to Mark Thompson, President of the Food Pantry. "The schools have been great supporters of the Food Pantry and we are blessed to have such generous folks in our community that allow us to help those challenged by hunger."