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Food Fight!

by cnewman
Fri, Feb 17th 2012 11:15 am

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 students were proud to participate.

"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 Paula Barblock, science teacher at MMA. 

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 over 3,000 items for the South Buffalo Community Table.

 "Sprit Week at Mount Mercy Academy is about more than school spirit or class spirit. The spirit of giving and the spirit of service to others are instilled in our students and they rise to those expectations without having to be prompted to do so. I'm very proud of them and this fantastic support of the community," states Principal Margaret Staszak.