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El Dorado Hills' Oak Ridge High students fight hunger

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EL DORADO HILLS CA - Students from Oak Ridge High Schools Athletic Program and Associated Student Body and have teamed together with the Food Bank of El Dorado County to present the ?Hunger Knows No Season Change Challenge? in El Dorado Hills from May 7-9. The Hunger Knows Know Season Change Challenge is the first event of its type for the Food Bank of El Dorado County as it works together with one of the area?s largest high schools. In the past, working with area schools on unique fundraising efforts has been a challenge for the Food Bank but Oak Ridge High School Principle Stephen Wehr has teamed with the Food Bank to launch this program, one in which he feels has the ability to raise thousands of dollars for the Food Bank. ?Oak Ridge High School is excited to partner with the Food Bank of El Dorado County to help support those in need,? said Wehr. ?Through a variety of student run service clubs on campus our collective effort is to recognize that we all have responsibility to the greater good of all.? Some 200 Oak Ridge High School students will be participating in the fundraiser. Forming competitive teams, these students will campaign through El Dorado Hills neighborhoods to take collections for the Food Bank. Teams will compete for who can raise the most in donations and the winning team will receive a pizza party following the event provided by Principle Wehr and the Food Bank. While this event will raise funds and awareness for the Food Bank it also opens a new era of fundraising Now that Oak Ridge High School has started a program, the Food Bank will look to partner with other area schools in hopes of developing county wide fundraising efforts and fostering volunteerism with our youth. ?Stephen Wehr has stepped forward to bring Oak Ridge High School and the Food Bank,? said Mike Sproull, Founder of the Food Bank of El Dorado County. ?This is a great example of how our schools can work together with the Food Bank to help our areas most at risk. We look forward to more events with Oak Ridge High School and our other area schools in the year to come.? Look for students from Oak Ridge High School to be coming to your neighborhood May 7-9 to collect for the Food Bank. In addition to the Change Challenge, the Food Bank will be working with Wehr and Oak Ridge High School to promote the Food Bank during a upcoming football game and also be presenting the Race for Hunger at Placerville Speedway on Saturday, Aug. 25. To learn more about how your school or organization can become involved with the Food Bank give us a call at (530) 621-9950 or check us out at www.foodbankedc.org. Residents are also encouraged to like the Food Bank of El Dorado County on Facebook and show their support.