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Mill Creek to Participate in the 'Holtkamp CAN Challenge'

Heading to the football game on Oct. 28? Don't forget to bring your canned goods to donate!

will attempt to win a $500 grant on Friday, Oct. 28 while also helping to fight local hunger. Mill Creek High School has accepted the “Holtkamp CAN Challenge” and will collect canned goods at their upcoming home football game against Peachtree Ridge High School. In addition to competing on the football field, Mill Creek and Peachtree Ridge will also be battling to see which school can bring the most cans to the game.

The CAN Challenge was designed by the Holtkamp Family Foundation in response to the stress that has recently been placed upon local food banks. The goal of the CAN Challenge is to increase donations to food banks as well as increase community awareness of this local need. 

The Holtzkamp Family Foundation currently serves families of all faiths; however this Foundation is rooted in the Roman Catholic tradition. The HFF was founded by Matthew and Suzanne Holtzkamp back in 2010 and currently works to support the following mission: “to strengthen the family by providing critical basic needs, supporting education and encouraging pro-family cultural programs.”

The HFF (Holtzkamp Family Foundation) offers multiple food drop-off sites in the Gwinnett area as well incentives to organizations wishing to host a food drive.

's effort is part of the “Gwinnett CAN Challenge”, a local attempt to collect 10 tons of food for local food banks in 12 months’ time. The school that succeeds in collecting the most canned food donations at the Mill Creek vs. Peachtree Ridge high school football game will receive a $500 grant from the HFF.

If you are planning on attending the football game, make sure to bring your canned goods and you can help Mill Creek win this battle off the field as well as fight hunger in our local communities at the same time. Visit the Holtkamp CAN Challenge website for more information. 

Cynthia Montgomery October 24, 2011 at 03:13 PM
Can one person make a true difference in the lives of others? Can one person change their community for the better? What makes a person choose to become the hands and feet of God to strangers? How does a person come to the point in their life that they reach out to others in their communities? On Friday night we each can be a blessing to our fellow neighbor in a very easy and meaningful way. Choose to be a blessing to others by supporting the Holtcamp Family Foundation. Each of us can be the face of God to others with our actions. The Holtkamp family is an example of what Jesus meant when He said, "Love Your Neighbor." Now our Mill Creek community can step up and show our true heart by helping Matthew and Suzanne Holtcamp as they help those within our area with hunger needs. On Friday night, let's each bring a bag of can goods along with our spirit to not only defeat Peachtree Ridge but to also beat hunger in our community. If you could only eat canned good for the next month, what would it be? Peanut Butter and beef stew, or tomato paste? Be the hands and feet of Jesus this Friday night and enjoy a wonderful feeling, for it is in giving that we receive.

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