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Clash of Cans

Three Issaquah School District Middle Schools Compete to Fight Hunger

Posted by Elizabeth Egan on 1 February, 2017

Students at Maywood, Issaquah, and Pacific Cascade Middle School are helping Northwest Harvest fight hunger this winter. For two weeks, students at each of these schools will be earning points for bringing in everything from canned and shelf stable food items to diapers and baby formula. The student-led drive, which runs Monday, January 23 through Friday, February 3, emphasizes healthier food choices.

The competition is based on a point system for the items, rather than the weight of the items brought in. Items  that are high sodium or sugar as well as highly processed foods such as ramen noodles and boxed macaroni and cheese are worth fewer points than more nutritious food options such as peanut butter, canned fruits, vegetables, and meat, and brown rice and quinoa.  The school that gets the most points wins a gold canned food trophy, but the real winners are the people who will be helped by their efforts.

Pictured - IMS ASB Officers pose with food collected on January 27.

Media: If you are interested in speaking with the leadership students from these schools or covering the story, please contact Executive Director of Communications, L. Michelle at or 425-837-7004 to make arrangements.