Clinton FBLA sponsored a school and community-wide Food Fight, a fight against hunger in their local community and the state of Missouri. To help fight against hunger, the chapter sponsored a “Food Fight” the last week of January to collect food for their local food bank. This food fight was not an actual food fight where they throw food, but a “fight” among the schools to see who could collect the most food. All of the schools in Clinton competed to see who could gather the most canned and non-perishable food items. The school that collected the highest percentage of food per student received a banner that said “We won the Food Fight!” and a day with a professional Photo Booth at their school.
The community was also invited to participate in the FBLA Food Fight. During the week of January 27-31, the Clinton Tournament was hosted. Every night there was a donation jar where spectators donated money. The money that was collected was also donated to the local food bank to help them restock their pantry.
Although fighting hunger was the main focus of the project, Clinton FBLA’s biggest goal was to help shape a community who wasn’t afraid to give. Through the Food Fight, not only did Clinton collect food for our local food bank but led a community to become aware of other’s needs.