Friday Night Food Fight raised $25,000 for local food pantries

The pandemic didn’t stop a group of local students from continuing the Friday Night Food Fight this year. In fact, seven Gwinnett County high schools participated in the event — raising $25,000 during a two-week period.

That money equates to about 100,000 meals for local food pantries, organizers said. The event, started five years ago by the Mill Creek High School Student Council, has local schools competing to see who can collect the most food (or donations for food) for local food pantries and co-ops.