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29th Annual Student Hunger Drive

WVIK Staff

High schools students will compete to get a leg-up on the competition as they kick-off the Student Hunger Drive. Teenagers from 17 Quad Cities area schools will perform skits at Monday's pizza party. Hy-Vee will give the team with the best skit 2,000 pounds of food. 
Denise Hester, Executive Director of the Drive, says last year students collected half-a-million pounds of food. She thinks the "scary part" is the food is usually consumed before the first of the year, or in less than two months. 
She says the Hunger Drive is about teaching high schoolers community service and volunteerism, that they can pass on to future generations.
Students will have six weeks to collect canned food and non-perishable products. 120 local food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, and day care centers will benefit. 

A native of Detroit, Herb Trix began his radio career as a country-western disc jockey in Roswell, New Mexico (“KRSY, your superkicker in the Pecos Valley”), in 1978. After a stint at an oldies station in Topeka, Kansas (imagine getting paid to play “Louie Louie” and “Great Balls of Fire”), he wormed his way into news, first in Topeka, and then in Freeport Illinois.