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Highschools compete to care for the community at 2nd annual Holiday Food Drive Showdown

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HUMBOLDT COUNTY, Calif. - Starting Dec. 1, six high schools are competing to see who can collect the most food for local food bank Food for People. Eureka, Arcata, Mckinleyville, Fortuna, Ferndale and St. Bernard's high schools are all part of the competition started by Senator Mike McGuire.

"We met with Senator Mike McGuire a few weeks ago, and it's a competition between the local high schools and all of the food will go to food for people and we're just trying to fight hunger in our community," Mckinleyville High senior Emma Miller said.

The drive ends Dec. 13. The winning school will receive the golden can award and $750 towards a school dance.

Senator McGuire and Food for People are hosting a "Drop off and Donate" event at Safeway in Eureka on Dec. 13 to tie in the competition.

Food for people said last year over 3,000 pounds of food were donated by the schools.

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