Snellville wins Give Hunger the Boot Challenge

Snellville – More than 15,000 food items and $17,000 was collected during the Give Hunger the Boot Challenge to benefit the Southeast Gwinnett Co-op.

And while defending champions Grayson put up a valiant effort, it was Snellville which won the event the second year of the competition. 

Grayson collected 8,623 food items to benefit the area’s needy, besting Snellville by nearly 2,000 items, but Snellville raised $15,187 in donations, beating Grayson’s $1,970. That ultimately put Snellville over the top.

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“It feels much better than last year,” said Councilman Dave Emanuel, who started Give Hunger the Boot with his wife Kathy. “But we’re mostly glad it benefits the Co-op which is the reason for the competition.”

“It takes a whole community to do this,” said Laura Drake, the Co-op’s director. “It’s a blessing for the leadership of these cities to admit we have hungry people. It’s not all wine and roses.”

While to competition is over, the need for food for the area’s needy is not. 

For information on how to donate to the Co-op, visit www.segwinnettcoop.org.