During the week of December 10-14, students at Westside participated in the annual food drive. To motivate students to bring food, the student council initiated the "Food Fight." Each classroom was awarded points based on how many items of non-perishable food they brought in. Other classes in the school, however, could bring in certain food items and "bomb" another classroom which detracted points from their score. These "bombing" items consisted of tuna fish, peanut butter, and chili which the food bank specified were most needed.
Because of the amount of work involved in the organization of the food drive, multiple people and organizations were involved. The 4-H clubs assisted in gathering the food items. The student council members of Westside, (Holly Carter, Aydan Marshall, Alex Ashton, Brynn Dinkel, Moroni Wright and Ramzie Farr) counted and sorted the items.
In the end, a grade-level winner was crowned, and an overall school winner with the most points earned a party for their classroom. Mrs. Couch's third-grade class won the overall contest.
Over 4,500 items were brought in overall. These items will be donated to Community in Action.