Each year, the Esperanza Aztecs and the Yorba Linda Mustangs face off during rivalry week in a competition to see which student body can collect the most canned and non-perishable food items. For two weeks, the schools fiercely gathered these food items leading up to the school’s rivalry football game, the Battle of the Boulevard, on Friday, October 13. During halftime of the game, it was revealed that Yorba Linda collected 64,174 and Esperanza collected 30,897.
Together, the schools collected just under 100,000 food items to be donated to the Second Harvest Food Bank in Orange County. The Food Bank will use this food during the holiday season to help feed the less fortunate.
The Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District is very proud of the students’ efforts to help out in the community. Great job, Aztecs and Mustangs!