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Lower Merion's 5 Tons Lead County in High School Food Drive

Philabundance conducted a "Food Fight" among area high schools.

Lower Merion High School led all Montgomery County schools, and Penncrest led Delaware County schools, in contributing to a 21-school effort that gained Philabundance 71 tons of food, organizers of announced Thursday.

Schools collected cans from Feb. 15 through March 2; the event was organized by Shire Pharmaceuticals and Philabundance. Collections exceeded last year's 64 tons.

Lower Merion and Penncrest each get a $1,000 prize for leading their counties (with 5.3 and 7.5 tons, respectively); a $10,000 grand prize went to Owen J. Roberts in Pottstown, for collecting 11.4 tons.

Other local high schools participating were Harriton, Marple Newtown, Conestoga and Germantown.  

Amanda Mahnke April 20, 2012 at 05:21 PM
Congrats to LMHS! I believe the money won from the Food Fight will go toward funding LMHS's BuildOn chapter's upcoming trip to Haiti in May.

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