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FalCan Food Drive School Challenge

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FalCan Food Drive

The Atlanta Falcons, Publix Supermarkets, UnitedHealthcare and the Atlanta Community Food Bank (ACFB) hosted the annual FalCan Food Drive School Challenge October 1 through November 8, 2013. 92 schools signed up to participate in the FalCan Food Drive School Challenge and collected 125,116 pounds of canned goods and/or non-perishable items The total amount collected in 2013 doubled last year’s numbers going up an additional 64,452 pounds to establish a new record.

The participating schools are eligible to receive prizes based on the number of pounds they collect:

  • 1,000-2,500 pounds collected: One (1) autographed FalCan Food Drive School Challenge Poster
  • 2,501-4,000 pounds collected: One (1) autographed mini helmet
  • 4,001-6,500 pounds collected: One (1) autographed white panel football
  • 6,501 pounds and above collected: One (1) autographed replica jersey

The top three schools that collected the most pounds of food in the 2013 FalCan Food Drive School Challenge are:

1st Place: Worth County Elementary School - 16,604

In first place, Worth County Elementary School collected 16,604 pounds. The school will receive 60 tickets to the Sunday, December 15 game as well as participate in the Atlanta Falcons Fitness Flag Crew, which consists of spending the day with members of the flag crew beginning with an aerobic warm up led by Atlanta Falcons Cheerleaders, an on-field rehearsal, lunch and culminating with unfurling the giant Atlanta Falcons flag on the field before the game.

2nd Place: Bear Creek Middle School - 11,172

In second place, Bear Creek Middle School collected 11,172 pounds. The school will receive 50 tickets to the Sunday, December 15 game, as well as a special visit with Atlanta Falcons Cheerleaders, Freddie Falcon and snack provided by Publix Supermarkets.

3rd Place: Springfield Elementary School - 3,886

Finally, in third place, Springfield Elementary School collected 3,886 pounds. The school will receive 25 tickets to the Sunday, December 15 game.

2013 Participating School Results:


  • Worth County Elementary School - 16,604
  • Bear Creek Middle School - 11,172
  • Springfield Elementary School - 3,886
  • Wynbrooke Theme School - 3,835
  • Berkmar Middle School - 3,761
  • William Finch Elementary School - 3,322
  • Hartwell Elementary School - 3,206
  • Hambrick Elementary School - 3,079
  • Tussahaw Elementary School - 2,507
  • W. S. Hornsby K-8 School - 2,266
  • Woodstock Middle School - 2,179
  • Hiram High School - 2,054
  • International Academy of Smyrna - 2,049
  • Carrie D. Kendrick Middle School - 2,008
  • Hephzibah Elementary School - 1,995
  • River Ridge Elementary School - 1,904
  • Staley Middle School - 1,874
  • East Jackson Elementary School - 1,719
  • Marbut Elementary Theme School - 1,700
  • Sacred Heart Catholic School - 1,670
  • Frank W. Spencer Elementary School - 1,659
  • Centennial Arts Academy - 1,629
  • Browns Mill Elementary School - 1,616
  • Hapeville Charter School - 1,516
  • Barber Middle School - 1,463
  • Gainesville Exploration Academy - 1,441
  • Gray Elementary School - 1,355
  • Chatham Academy School - 1,272
  • Woodstock Elementary School - 1,235
  • Chapel Hill High School - 1,221
  • Gainesville Middle School - 1,221
  • South Hart Elementary School - 1,518
  • Imhotep Academy - 1,205
  • Rabun County Primary School - 1,187
  • Copeland Elementary School - 1,124
  • Oglethorpe County Elementary School - 1,097
  • Cleveland Road Elementary School - 1,066
  • Greensboro Elementary School - 1,059
  • Martin Technology Academy of Math and Science - 1,033
  • McGinnis Woods Country Day School - 1,015
  • West Jackson Middle School - 1,003
  • Joseph A Humphries Elementary School - 997
  • Indian Knoll Elementary School - 977
  • Chestnut Log Middle School 972
  • Factory Shoals Elementary School - 943
  • Lanier Elementary School - 929
  • Stone Mountain Elementary School - 904
  • White Sulphur Elementary School - 832
  • Stonewall Tell Elementary School - 828
  • Oak View Elementary School - 808
  • Stephens County High School - 800
  • Riverdale Elementary School - 769
  • Price Middle School - 763
  • Campbell Elementary School - 712
  • Tadmore Elementary School - 712
  • Lovejoy Middle School - 707
  • MacIntyre Park Middle School - 700
  • Montclair Elementary School - 685
  • Stephenson Middle School - 673
  • John Wesley Dobbs Elementary School - 651
  • Rockbridge Elementary School - 626
  • Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy - 593
  • Hampton Middle School - 593
  • Maranatha Christian Academy - 574
  • Morrow Middle School - 531
  • Panola Way Elementary School - 515
  • Love T. Nolan Elementary School - 497
  • Lovejoy High School - 464
  • Perkerson Elementary School - 447
  • Worth County High School - 434
  • Flat Shoals Elementary School - 429
  • Henry W. Grady High School - 412
  • Stone Mill Elementary School - 391
  • Greene County High School - 332
  • Toney Elementary School - 328
  • Shadow Rock Center - 324
  • Westside High School - 305
  • Towers High School AFJROTC - 286
  • R.E. McNair Discovery Learning Academy - 277
  • Carson Middle School - 239
  • New Holland Core Knowledge Academy - 235
  • Fowler Drive Elementary School - 211
  • Jefferson Middle School - 211
  • M.D. Roberts Middle School - 196
  • East Jackson Middle School - 193
  • C. L. Gideons Elementary School - 102
  • Georgia Connections Academy - 93
  • Atlanta Heights Charter School - 66
  • Hilsman Middle School - 48
  • Jackson County Comprehensive High School - 42
  • Burney Harris Lyons Middle School - 35

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