HCS Hosts Food Drive Between Grissom & Huntsville High

September 18, 2020 - 6:11PM Update: Grissom and Huntsville High Schools are asking fans to bring items to the game to benefit the Manna House.  HCS will recognize the Manna House at the game.  The winner of the competition will be announced the following week.


Huntsville City Schools (HCS) is announcing plans to host a food drive between Grissom and Huntsville high schools before the football teams face each other in the rivalry game on Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020.  The “#FillTheShelves Food Drive” will model the annual Beat Hunger competition between Auburn University and The University of Alabama. Donated items will benefit the Manna House, the organization that provided meals to students at several HCS campuses during Blended Learning earlier in the year.

“We are excited about this new tradition in Huntsville City Schools,” said HCS Superintendent Christie Finley. “This competition is a great cause that supports a vital community partner in the Manna House.”

The schools are encouraging students to bring in the following items as part of the competition:

  • Any non-perishable items
  • Cereal
  • Peanut Butter
  • Jelly
  • Soup
  • Macaroni and Cheese
  • Toilet paper
  • Canned goods and dry goods

The competition will begin on Monday, Sept. 21, 2020, and run through Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020. The winner will be announced prior to kickoff at the Grissom versus Huntsville game on Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020, at Louis Crews Stadium on the Alabama A&M campus beginning at 7 p.m.  

A trophy will be presented to the school with the most items donated.

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