For the second year, the rivalry between Clover High and York Comprehensive is going on beyond the football field. The two schools are competing in a food drive sponsored by Family Trust to see who can collect the most canned food items for area charities. They’ll learn the winner at Friday’s game in York.
Student council members at Clover and cheerleaders at York are leading efforts this week. Clover will donate items to the Clover Area Assistance Center, God’s Kitchen, and the district’s food pantry. York will donate items to PATH Ministries.
“The opportunity will serve our students well and provide a competitive environment to encourage canned food donations throughout the week that will have a direct positive impact on families in our community,” said Marc Sosne, Clover superintendent.
Dr. Vernon Prosser, York’s superintendent, agrees. “This is a great way for our students to get involved in community service and to give back.”
Family Trust representatives will be at the game Friday to present the winning school with a trophy. Checks totaling $500 will be given to the schools.
Members who want to help can drop off canned goods at their community’s high school by 3 p.m. Friday.
York Comprehensive High School won food drive competition last year with 6,083 canned goods collected. Clover High School collected 3,517. A total of 9,600 canned goods was donated to PATH Ministries, God’s Kitchen, and the Clover Area Assistance Center.