Schools across Colorado Springs were called to help in the fight against hunger.
The schools answered the call--resoundingly.
Area students brought in nearly 1.5 million pounds of food during the three-week-long Harvest of Love food drive. The food drive is Care and Share's largest each year, and is held exclusively within Colorado Springs schools. 11 News was a proud sponsor of the 2014 food drive.
Schools across the city went above and beyond collecting pounds upon pounds of food donations. Among the extraordinary results, Care and Share named a few standouts among the schools:
Cornucopia Winner (the school that raises the largest overall amount of food and money): Doherty High School, with 465,594 pounds collected
Giving Goblet (school with the largest percentage of increase over 2013): Pinon Valley Elementary with a 990.07 increase over last year
The elementary, middle, high school and charters/private school winners were also announced Tuesday:
Scott Elementary- 92,295 pounds
Timberview Middle School- 41,480 pounds
Cheyenne Mountain High School- 181,554 pounds
Falcon Virtual Academy- 7,905 pounds
Care and Share praised students across the city for the "amazing results."
"Every dollar, every pound of food means so much to us," the food bank said in a statement.