Schools Introduce Donation Drive with Competitive Edge

Three high schools participated in the inaugural Colossal Canned Food Castle Cup Challenge last week, and Riverside came out on top.

Students from Riverside, Stone Bridge and Broad Run high schools collected non-perishable food and used the items to create large castles. On March 10, judges from Loudoun Interfaith Relief and the Rotary Club of Ashburn traveled to each of the schools to determine which castle was most impressive.

Riverside’s castle won for its sheer stature. The students stacked cans of macaroni, soup, peanut butter and spaghetti sauce more than 15 feet tall. Tom Newman, Interact Club Sponsor at Broad Run High School, said representatives from Loudoun Interfaith Relief will pick up the donations this week to restock its food pantry. And he’s looking to more schools and students taking part in the challenge next year.

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