NBC 6 gearing up for Pack the Pantry Food Drive

SHREVEPORT, La. - You and your school can help fight hunger in our community by participating in the 2017 NBC 6 Pack the Pantry Food Drive School Competition.

The annual food drive, which benefits the Food Bank of Northwest Louisiana will begin Monday, Oct. 23 and end on Wednesday, Nov. 15.

Schools in Northwest Louisiana are invited and encouraged to compete to win cash prizes for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners.

Cash prizes are awarded to winning schools by classifications of Elementary, Middle, and High School.

To give all schools an equal chance to compete, winners will be based on weight of food per student enrollment. 1st place prize is $1,000, 2nd place prize is $750 and 3rd place prize is $500.

All participating schools must arrange self-delivery of your food items to the Food Bank, 2307 Texas Ave., Shreveport, LA 71103, no later than 3 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15. Early delivery is encouraged.

On Friday, Nov. 17, NBC 6 will announce and award the winners in each category at the Food Bank.

The registration form to register a school is on the Food Bank of Northwest Louisiana’s home page at www.foodbanknla.org.

Last year’s Pack the Pantry food drive competition was between 36 schools from northwest Louisiana. A total of 60,890 pounds of food was donated through the school food drive competition.

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