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We Won! Congrats to CCSD for Winning the Food Fight!

The pre-game McKinley – Massillon Food Fight sponsored by WHBC and Mix 94.1 radio stations and Levin Furniture, brought in a total of 80,286 pounds of groceries to feed the hungry in Stark County through food and monetary donations.

In a friendly competition between the fans and the community, McKinley captured honors in the tenth annual Food Fight bringing in 43,850 pounds of donations, beating out Massillon fans by 7,414 pounds.

All donations in the food fight went to Stark County Hunger Task Force and will be distributed through the organization’s network of 40 pantries and Backpack for Kids programs throughout Stark County.

During this and past Food Fights, the Pups and Tiger fans brought in close 417,000 pounds of food to benefit their neighbors who struggle to put food on the table.

McKinley High School received the traveling trophy (plaque) and bragging rights until the 2022 renewal of the rivalry. In addition, this year McKinley will be receiving a monetary donation from local company, Brechbuhlers. The winner is determined by the amount of food and monetary donations converted into pounds by officials from Stark County Hunger Task Force.

Every dollar donated provides seven pounds of food for the hungry and gained a seven pound credit for the school of choice in the competition.

Representatives from the Stark County Hunger Task Force, WHBC and Mix 94.1 announced the total collections and the winning school from the field of Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium during the game Saturday.

Food and monetary donation were collected at the schools; Stark County Hunger Task Force offices; WHBC / Mix 94.1 radio stations, Levin Furniture and during Food Fight final rallies Friday at Dunkin’ Donuts shops in Massillon at 309 Lincoln Way W and Canton at 3255 Cleveland Ave. NW.

Founded in 1981, Stark County Hunger Task Force at 408 9th St. SW, Canton, leads the battle against hunger in Stark County. Operating almost entirely on donations, SCHTF provides free groceries to over 34,000 individuals every month through more than 40 food pantries, “Backpacks for Kids” programs and an emergency pantry. For more information, call 330.455.6667 or visit SCHTF online at www.starkhunger.org.