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by Staff Writer / Tampa Bay Lightning

The Tampa Bay Lightning, Tampa Storm  and Cardel Homes have partnered to create “Take Hunger by Storm,” a program that encourages local high schools to participate in the fight against hunger for those who are less fortunate by collecting and bringing in canned goods for donation to Metropolitan Ministries.

The special program kicked off April 12-13 at South Tampa’s Plant High School and continued at Wharton High in New Tampa May 3-4. At each of the eight involved schools, students, teachers, coaches, and athletic teams helped to load the Taking Hunger by Storm-designed truck, donated by Jenkins Lincoln-Mercury of Lakeland, which was driven directly to Metropolitan Ministries at the close of the second day.      

Each participating school received a donation from Cardel Homes of $500 toward their athletic program, and Cardel also donated $5,000 to the high school that donated the most canned goods per student, $3,500 to the second place school and $2,500 to the third.
On May 18th, Rob Revoy, Vice President of Sales and Marketing of Cardel Homes, presented the hefty checks to the winning schools at a Tampa Bay Storm game. Awarded first place was Brandon High School, followed by Plant High School at second place and Wharton High School coming in at third.  
The Take Hunger by Storm program in the second major charitable endeavor taken on by Cardel Homes in conjunction with the Lightning. Throughout the season Cardel Homes has touched the lives of local cancer patients participating in Brad Richards’ “Richy’s Rascals” program.
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