Menchville High Wins National Contest Fighting Community Hunger

Menchville High School in Newport News was one of the six grand prize winners of the 4th annual Lead2Feed community challenge. The school won $25,000 that will go to their non-profit of choice.

The school will also receive a $10,000 technology grant that will come in the form of a class set of 23 iPad airs.

The Monarchs led a variety of service learning events, including collecting 6,594 canned items and $1,000 in donations for the Peninsula Food Bank. Students also illustrated a coloring book that was donated to every elementary school student in Newport News and crafted ceramic bowls for Empty Bowls Auction and Fundraiser.

Overall Menchville provided well over $36,000 to the Virginia Peninsula Foodbank, donated over 10,000 lbs. of food, packaged and/or served over 13,000 meals and over 500 student hours were spent volunteering to this cause.

The Lead2Feed Student Leadership Program is the nation’s leading and fastest growing free service learning program, attracting more than a million students in 3,500 schools and clubs across all 50 states.

In order to win the challenge, students study leadership lessons, form teams and create programs that help the community.