The annual Student Hunger Drive is approaching and Bettendorf High School needs your help to reach our goal of 65,000 pounds of canned goods donated to the River Bend Foodbank. Starting October 2rd and ending November 9th there will be canned good collection boxes at both 53rd and Devil’s Glen Hy-Vee and Fareway. Along with donations, BHS will be hosting benefit nights at some of your favorite restaurants. Listed below are benefits and other events you can participate in. A flyer will be sent out in your newspaper with more information, including most valuable foods and participating schools. Your donations will not only help Bettendorf High School win a fifth consecutive Student Hunger Drive Champion title, but provide for families in our area with over 405,000 meals.
October 2nd Kick-Off Party and Skit Competition
On October 2nd, come kick off the Hunger Drive at 6pm with a competition where skits will be presented to a group of judges.
October 4th Buffalo Wild Wings Benefit
On October 4th, the Utica Ridge Buffalo Wild Wings will be hosting a benefit and 10% of proceeds will go to the Student Hunger Drive. Present the ticket that can be found on the Bettendorf High School’s twitter to your server, and enjoy some wings!
October 7th Canvassing
On October 7th from 1 to 6 pm BHS students will go door to door to collect canned or nonperishable food items and monetary donations from members of the community.
October 7th Mobile Food Pantry
On October 7th from 10 am- 12:30 pm, the River Bend Food Bank will bring food to Wood Intermediate School, where it will be distributed by volunteers.
October 13th Silent Auction
On October 13th, from the sophomore football game to 3rd quarter of varsity game of the Bettendorf vs. Iowa City High game, come down to the BHS track and contribute to the Student Hunger Drive by bidding on your favorite baskets, including student baskets, golf baskets, fall baskets, student parking, and electric guitars.
October 18th Chick-fil-A Spirit Night
On October 18th, the Chick-fil-A on 53rd St will be hosting a benefit for the Student Hunger Drive. 10% of the proceeds will be donated. Make sure to tell your server you are there for the fundraiser, bring cans, and enjoy some chicken while supporting the Hunger Drive.
October 24th Powder Buff
On October 24th, male students of BHS will be playing in a volleyball tournament at Bettendorf High School from 3 to 6pm, and it is $3 or 5 cans for admission.
October 26th Your Pie Benefit
All day on October 26th, Your Pie will be holding a benefit at the 53rd location, where 15% of proceeds go towards the Hunger Drive. Must bring a flyer and tell server you are from BHS.
October 28th QC Dodgeball Tournament
On October 28th, Bettendorf and surrounding schools compete in a tourney at BHS from 3-7 pm, to decide a QC dodgeball champion. Come watch and bring boxes of Mac n Cheese to use as noisemakers. Admission is $3 or 5 cans.
November 1st Pancheros Benefit
All day on November 1st, Pancheros will be holding a benefit at the Utica Ridge location, where 15% of proceeds go towards the Hunger Drive. Must bring a flyer and tell server you are from BHS.