Local Food Pantries — and Band Company — Win in MMA Canned Food Drive Competition

As a fun and competitive way to get cadets involved in the holiday spirit of giving and altruism, MMA recently hosted its annual canned food drive competition between each company to benefit the Grand Prairie Baptist Church, Faith Walk Food Pantry and the Help Center Inc. Food Pantry in Mexico, MO. (Photo above: A representative from Grand Prairie Baptist Church accepts a check from MMA.)

Altogether, cadets raised $3,567.29 in donations. Although the smallest company, Band Company raised $1,169.25, making them the winner of this year’s competition.

“We do this every year to show our support for local families who need this assistance to make it through the holiday season,” said Deputy Commandant for Operations Tom Roberts, who organized the canned food drive initiative. “I love making the delivery each year and informing the organizations that these donations are coming from our cadets.” 

For winning the competition, Band Company will be awarded 100 company comp points, which count towards the Honor Company challenge. The Honor Company challenge is a year-long competition which companies collect points throughout the year for their good deeds and actions. At the end of the year, the company who has collected the most points wins the Honor Company title. 

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