It took a lot of teamwork and two very enthusiastic turkeys but Heritage and E. C. Glass High Schools raised more than $3,000 for the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank. Players from each of the school’s football teams collected turkeys and money to give to area families this holiday season. The second annual Turkey Challenge began on September 15 and ended at the October 15th E. C. Glass/Heritage Football game. Everyone who donated money received two tickets to the football game and a goodie bag. During halftime, HHS principal Mark Miear and ECG assistant principal Howard Brown dressed in turkey costumes to present the check.
Lynchburg’s Blue Ridge Area Food bank serves roughly 15,000 people each month, more than 4,000 of whom are children. The director estimates that they will provide 1.9 million meals this year. That is an increase of 400,000 from last year. The football players from ECG and HHS are working together to make sure everyone in our community has food on the table this holiday season.