Not only has the Three Forks High School Cross Country team excelled throughout the 2021 season, but they are also shining outside of competition. A recent food drive conducted by the team produced an incredible 400 pounds of food for the Headwaters Area Food Bank.
Head Coach Tara Forsberg said it is a yearly tradition on the last day of junior high practice to have a scavenger hunt and figured the high school team could enjoy some different for practice. Forsberg sent them out with the team wagons and told them to collect as much food as possible in an hour and a half.
"I offered small prizes to the team that came back first with a full wet wagon and the team that came back with the most food. Those were not the same teams. The kids had a great time doing some community service, and we will definitely repeat that next year," Forsberg said.
Food Bank Operations Manager Kim Gelder was thrilled with the donation.
"It was really great. This week we were finally able to reopen to our customers 100%. They can finally come in and shop and pick out their own items again. Food drives bring in many more choices for our customers to pick from, which is a win-win for everyone. We love to see kids get excited to collect food. We will help out any group that wishes to do a food drive," she said.