Hoquiam Grizzlies are the 2013 Foodball champions, this will make the Grizzlies 4th straight year holding the Foodball champion title. This year the schools broke a record with a combined total of 1,029,970.80 lbs, to be donated. Hoquiam students were able to bring in 622,912.90 lbs total, with 614,661.79, lbs in cash, breaking their record from 2012. Aberdeen also broke their record from last year, collecting 407,057.90 lbs of food, with 399,621.90 lbs cash donations.
Last year, the schools combined for a total of just under 1 million pounds of food. The largest donation, prior to this year, was in 2007 with 1,062,990 lbs.
While Foodball may be a friendly competition between schools, the real winners are those in Grays Harbor and Pacific Counties. All of the food and cash will be donated to the Coastal Harvest Food Distribution Warehouse for local families. Coastal Harvest also delivers food to over 50 food banks, senior centers, tribal centers, and feeding programs across Washington.
Congratulations to both schools!