Update: With CJ and Carroll's schools working together, 1,500 pounds of food was collected for The Foodbank. That was triple the goal of the schools. The food items, in addition to monetary collections, will feed nearly 1,500 people in the Miami Valley.
First report: The homecoming football game at Roger Glass Stadium - Home of the CJ Eagles on Friday, September 21 will have another special meaning in addition to welcoming back alumni. CJ will face Carroll on the field, but the schools will work together to benefit The Foodbank.
All fans attending the game are encouraged to bring contributions that will help those in need in the Dayton area. Non-perishable items including hearty soups, canned meat, canned fruits and vegetables, and cereal are some of items that can be given.
The volunteer and programs coordinator for The Foodbank shared that some pantries close to CJ that could benefit from the contributions include Catholic Social Services, Aspire, the Dakota Center, the Dayton Christian Center, Good Neighbors House, Greater Allen AME Church, Holt Street Miracle Center, House of Bread, Memorial UCC Food Pantry, St. Vincent De Paul, Wesley Community Center, Inc and With God Grace.
The collection is also in partnership with the radio station Jack 92.9. Representatives from the radio station are visiting both high schools throughout the week to energize students about this collection.
Both schools hope to have a total of 1,000 pounds of non-perishable items by the end of the week. Help make this happen by reserving your ticket to the game on the here.
Posted September 19, 2018; Updated September 24, 2018