Food Fight! For a cause

The upcoming Food Fight will benefit the Fish Food Bank and run June 1 to June 16. Photo courtesy of Fish Food Bank / The Fife Free Press

There’s nothing like a little friendly competition to capture a community’s attention.

Two community organizers do just that with another round of the Fife Milton Edgewood Food Fight. Rather than the typical lunchroom action of slinging mashed potatoes and hamburger buns through the air, this food fight more constructive, a food drive with all proceeds benefitting the Edgewood FISH Food Bank and the families in need the nonprofit serves.

Mill Ridge Village Executive Director Jennifer Reich and April Balsley, Director of Membership Development at the Fife Milton Edgewood Chamber of Commerce, make up “Team Red” (Reich) and “Team Blue” (Balsley).

The idea is simple. Each team has their barrels placed around Fife, Milton and Edgewood. Folks can choose who walks away champion by placing non-perishable food into the bin of their choice. The campaign runs from June 1 to June 17, with bins located at Mill Ridge Village, Fife Milton Edgewood Chamber of Commerce, Edgewood Community FISH Food Bank and other local businesses to be determined.

At the end of the competition donations of nonperishable food will be weighed to determine the winner. But really, everyone wins when they join forces for a good cause.

You can find out more about FISH Food Bank, what items are needed most and other ways to give at fishfoodbanks.org.

The upcoming Food Fight will benefit the Fish Food Bank and run June 1 to June 17.