The food drive helps stock the shelves of the Brazos Valley Food Bank for the summer.
During the week of April 28, CSISD campuses collected 5,413 actual pounds of food and $18,241.72 in cash. According to the Brazos Valley Food Bank, $1 is equivalent to five pounds of food.
A&M Consolidated Middle School collected the most pounds per student to win bragging rights and the traveling trophy for the year. AMCMS collected the equivalent of 24,013.55 pounds of food - or roughly 28 pounds per student.
This year, the district more than doubled its cumulative pounds of food collected and average pounds of food collected per student. In the last two years, CSISD campuses have collected more than the equivalent of 136,000 pounds of food.
Pounds of food collected: 5413
Cash collected: $18,241.72
Cumulative pounds of food collected (food + cash at $1 = 5 lbs): 96,621.6
Enrollment at 14 participating campuses: 11,764
Pounds of food collected per student in district: 8.2