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Scranton Prep competing to fight hunger


SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY (WBRE / WYOU) – A high school in Lackawanna County dedicated its last home football game of the season to collecting canned goods for the hungry.

Scranton Prep students held a food drive during its “Can Game” against Lake Lehman on Saturday afternoon. They compete with fourteen other Jesuit high schools to collect the most food measured in pounds.

This is part of prep’s involvement in the “Great Ignatian Challenge Initiative” to fight hunger. Winning high schools receive thousands of dollars in prizes in the form of scholarships and financial aid.

Non-perishable donations will be distributed to local charities at the end of the contest in November.

“Really the engine of this initiative, the energy behind it is entirely organized and led by the students. Our students are so excited about this and are in the community to raise awareness about food insecurity while trying to do something good for Scranton Prep and the City of Scranton, ”said Father AJ Rizzo, President of the Scranton Preparatory School.

So far, the students have collected almost three thousand pounds of food. Journalist Madonna Mantione will have more of this teamwork story on Eyewitness News at 11:00 p.m.


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