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NDA Tops CovCath in Annual Canned Food Drive

After collecting more than double the canned goods, students at Notre Dame Academy claimed victory over Covington Catholic in the annual NDA/CCH Canned Food War. This year, the NDA Pandas collected 13,407 canned goods while the CCH Colonels collected 6,393.

While winning the canned food war and having the CCH boys come to NDA to clean up lunch for a day was a great incentive, it certainly was not the most important reward of this project. 

"The NDA/CCH Canned Food War is a great way for our NDA community to show our school spirit and make a difference in the lives of others," said Abby Schuh, NDA senior.

"It's unbelievable that between the our two schools we collected nearly 20,000 canned goods. It feels good to know that we are helping those in need this winter," added NDA senior Kirsten Richards.

The annual battle began in 2010 when Student Council members from Notre Dame Academy wanted to do something to help fill the shelves of a local St. Vincent de Paul food pantry. They realized that if they challenged the students at Covington Catholic to a Canned Food War, they could collect twice as many items for those in need.

The canned goods collected at NDA will be distributed throughout the  St. Vincent de Paul food pantries of Northern Kentucky. Covington Catholic High School is donating their food items to Be Concerned.

- Staff report/Photo via Notre Dame Academy