This October will be teaming up with SEFCU and several Capital Region High schools to see who can raise the most food for the Food Pantries of the Capital District. While one school may win, in the end, everybody wins.

In 2016, Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons raised the most food in our annual Capital District High School Hunger Games. But in the end, everybody won because all of our schools combined raised over 15,000 pounds of food. All of the students won because they had an opportunity to give back to the community. Parents, GNA listeners and the staff at GNA won because we got to observe the great character of all the kids who contributed. Most importantly, those who go hungry in the Capital Region won because of all that food raised.

So while this is a competition and one school will win, the foe we are really competing against is hunger. We are fighting to make sure no one in the Capital Region goes hungry, especially as we head into the holiday season.

So come November, we will crown a local high school Hunger Games Champion and award them an acoustic show from LANco, But once again this year, we'll all win.