Gwinnett County schools collect more than 140,000 pounds of food in annual Friday Night Food Fight

A food fight at a school never sounded like a good idea —until it sounded like the best idea ever.

It was 2016 and the shelves at The Pantry at Hamilton Mill United Methodist Church were empty. Perennially, August is a difficult time for food pantries and often food stock is low, if not non-existent. Susan Lang was the director of The Pantry at that time and she was not sure how she was going to keep the doors open.