Gifts from students and school employees in more than 100 schools across the region added up during Care and Share’s recent Harvest of Love food drive.
The grand total donated goods and money from the three-week collection was the equivalent of more than 1.3 million pounds of food.
“They were phenomenal this year,” said Care and Share Community Relations Director Shannon Coker.
The Cornucopia Award for the most pounds donated from a school in the region went to Doherty High School in Colorado Springs School District 11. Between food and cash donations, Doherty students and staff gave the equivalent of 478,143 pounds of food.
Cheyenne Mountain High School and Cheyenne Mountain Junior High in Cheyenne Mountain School District 12 were also top performers.
Scott Elementary School in D-11 was the top giver among elementary schools, giving the equivalent of 42,826 pounds of food.
The Giving Goblet, for the biggest increase in giving since last year, was awarded to Janitell Junior High School in Widefield School District 3.
The annual event just keeps growing, Coker said.
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