MOLINE, Illinois-- Hundreds of students at Moline High School teamed up to participate in this year's Donut Eating Contest.
It's a part of the school's Share Joys program, raising money for children in need in the Moline-Coal Valley School District. This year, students dressed up in their best holiday costumes and formed 26 teams, designating one person to eat 16 donuts by themselves.
"We kind of take things for granted sometimes and I feel like these kids need it, so since we raised the most money it's good that we can give back to them," says sophomore Caleb Feaster.
Feaster's team called the Stocking Stuffers, took away the Top Banana Award for raising more than $700, the most out of all the teams.
As a whole, teams raised more than $14,000. Last year, students and staff raised over $49,425 to help more than 260 children who needed assistance.
Staff from the Moline- Coal Valley School District plans to shop for those students Saturday, December 3rd, at JC Penny.