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Food Fight!

MMA Students Prove They've Got Spirit

by cnewman

Seniors Bridget Jackson and Quinn Cassidy counting the seemingly endless boxes of food items. Both girls helped organize Food Fight and were proud to make such an impact in the community.
Seniors Bridget Jackson and Quinn Cassidy counting the seemingly endless boxes of food items. Both girls helped organize Food Fight and were proud to make such an impact in the community.

This year, Mount Mercy Academy's Annual Spirit Week was more than just a competition to show which class had more school spirit - instead it was an opportunity to give back to our South Buffalo community. MMA Student Government and the Spirit Week committee of students developed the week-long event, FOOD FIGHT and were proud to participate.

The rules were simple. Each graduating class was assigned a container to fill with non-perishable food items. Each class earned a point for each food item but lost points when opposing classes stacked toiletries in their bin. The food drive lasted four days and the students combined gathered thousands of items for the South Buffalo Food Pantry.

"The generosity of our MMA students generated a donation of THOUSANDS of food items and toiletries. The Food Pantry is extremely grateful for their benevolence," says Melissa Leonard, English teacher at MMA. 

"Mount Mercy has taught me some of the most important things in my life and I am so grateful for that. I know that incorporating the principles of a woman of Mercy has made me the best version of myself. I can only hope that in the future, I will continue to grow and teach others the valuable lessons that I was taught at Mount Mercy. While I have learned so many things here, the greatest thing by far that I have learned is that DNA does not always make a family, love makes a family and that is exactly what I have gained here, a second family."

Mariah Rullan

Class of 2019

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