Food bank of NEA challenges high school students

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - The FoodBank of Northeast Arkansas said they need the community to help them meet a challenge.

The Feinstein ChallengeGrant said it's going to divide $1-million among hunger fighting agenciesnationwide.

The more monetary or fooddonations received during March and April will determine the percentage ofmoney the Food Bank of NEA can receive.

This year, there is a newchallenge for local high school students.

"They are encouraging high school students toget involved with food drives," said Vicki Pillow with the Food Bank. "Fivehigh schools nationwide will receive at $10,000 grant if they are one of thehigh schools who collect the most cans during this Feinstein grant."

Pillowalso said the 5 students that collect the most have the opportunity to  receive a $10,000 award.