Winners of FalCan School Challenge announced


The Atlanta Falcons have partnered with Publix and the Atlanta Community Food Bank (ACFB) to host their annual FalCan Food Drive. This year, the Atlanta Falcons and Publix also offered an exciting new opportunity for schools throughout Georgia to join in the fight against hunger.

A total of 40 schools participated in the FalCan Food Drive School Challenge by collecting canned food/and or non-perishable items between Oct. 4-18 for the chance to win exciting Falcons prizes. All participating schools received a special group ticket offer to the Nov. 7 game.

The Atlanta Falcons are pleased to announce that the 2010 FalCan Food Drive School Challenge collected 41,628 pounds of canned goods and non-perishable food items.

In first place, Chapman Intermediate School in Woodstock, Ga., collected 8,890 lbs. The school will receive 60 tickets to the Nov. 7 game, where students will participate in the Falcons Fitness Flag Crew, which consists of unfurling the Atlanta Falcons flag on-field during player introductions.

Participants of the Falcons Fitness Flag Crew spend the day with members of the field crew beginning with an aerobic warmup led by some of the Atlanta Falcons Cheerleaders, an on-field rehearsal, lunch with the group, the opportunity to visit Falcons Landing and culminating with unfurling the giant Falcons flag on the field before the game.

In second place, Little River Elementary School in Woodstock, Ga., collected 4,359 lbs. The school will receive 50 tickets to the Nov. 7 game, as well as a special visit with Atlanta Falcons Cheerleaders, Freddie Falcon and snack provided by Publix.

In third place, Liberty Elementary School in Canton, GA collected 2,852 lbs. The school will receive 25 tickets to the Nov. 7 game.

For a full list of participating schools, please visit,

The 2010 FalCan Food Drive will take place prior to the Nov. 7 game. Fans are encouraged to donate canned goods, non-perishable food items and/or make a monetary donation to benefit the Atlanta Community Food Bank's mission to be a resource for underserved communities.

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