Food fight? CHS in Care & Share event

       Four Colorado Springs high schools, including the Westside's Coronado, will vie for which one can collect the most non-perishable food donations as part of a Valentine's promotion for Care & Share.
       The “Harvest of Love” effort (also involving Palmer, Wasson and Mitchell high schools) will culminate Saturday, Feb. 13 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Coronado parking lot, 1590 W. Fillmore St. Four trucks, donated for the day, “will be ready to be filled up,” according to Sally Davis of O'Donnell & O'Donnell, which is marketing the event. “Each truck will have a school banner, so you can support your school. The heaviest truck wins.”
       Tyler Romero, Coronado student body president, said he would like the event to be an annual “community initiative” combining school people and local businesses. Asked if he had a target amount for donations, he replied, “Our goal is to beat the other schools. Whatever they have, we want one pound more.”
       The school that wins will be treated to a live concert this spring from a band that has not yet been named, according to Davis.
       She said Care & Share, the non-profit Southern Colorado food bank, particularly needs canned meat and tuna, canned fruit, peanut butter, cereal and breakfast items. “More than a third of the Care & Share clients are families with children,” she pointed out, and any contributions will help fill hunger needs in the summer, which is the time of the “greatest needs.”
       For more information, call Coronado at 328-3600.

Westside Pioneer/press release