Friday Football Food Drive kicks-off Friday


TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) – This Friday night kicks off the high school football season in Indiana.  But it also kicks off a friendly competition among local high schools that helps the hungry of the valley.

It’s called the Friday Football Food Drive.  Catholic Charities will be collecting food and cash donations at various games throughout the 9-week season.  Each of the participating schools will collect donations the entire season.  The school who collects the most receives a cash prize from Pepsi.  But the real winners are those who are fed by this program.

“We’ve had a tremendous response by the communities, so much so that we’ve really raised the ante this year in terms of what we hold that goal to be,” said John Etling of Terre Haute Catholic Charities.  “We’re really shooting for about 50,000 pounds this year.”

Catholic Charities will visit South Vermillion this Friday as the Wildcats take on Covington.  For a complete schedule of which games Catholic Charities will be found, click here. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you confirm your email address and acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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