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Weeklong Food Fight at Nearly 20 Springfield Schools

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- More than a dozen schools are taking part in a massive food fight in Springfield.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- September is Hunger Action Month, so what better time to have a district-wide food fight in Springfield?

Cherokee Middle School hopes to hold onto its crown as reigning champ of the Ozarks Food Harvest's "Food Fight," that kicked off Monday.

The five-day food drive is happening at Bingham Elementary, Bissett Elementary, Boyd Elementary, Delaware Elementary, Horace Mann Elementary, Jeffries Elementary, Robberson Elementary, Sequiota Elementary, Shady Dell Early Childhood Center, Truman Elementary, Mark Twain Elementary, Wanda Gray Elementary, Weller Elementary, Cherokee Middle School, Jarrett Middle School, Pipkin Middle School, Pleasant View Middle School, Hillcrest High School and Strafford High School.

Food collected from each school will be weighed at The Food Bank after donations are received, and the school with the highest pounds collected, per student, becomes the Food Fight champion.

Winners receive a traveling trophy to be displayed until next year's food drive. Cherokee Middle School won the last two years, with a combined 8,000 pounds of food for children, families, and seniors in need -- across 28 counties.

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