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Marble Falls ISD bests Burnet CISD in the second annual Battle of the Cans

The Battle of the Cans results are in- Marble Falls ISD beat Burnet CISD !
We are so proud of the food collected by both school districts and are thankful to be able to fill our community pantries for our neighbors in need. Marble Falls ISD collected a total of 7,224.3 lbs and Burnet CISD collected a total of 2,817 lbs making a combined total of over 10,000 lbs of food for our Burnet County food pantries!
It is a blessing to be able to use our rivalry to teach our students the importance of giving in a fun and competitive way.
A special shout out goes to Marble Falls Elementary School - Rise to Excellence for raising 3,448.8 lbs this year! WOW!!!
Totals by school:
MFE: 3,448.8 lbs
MFHS: 1,588.4 lbs
MFMS: 784.6 lbs
HLE: 595 lbs
COlt: 510 lbs
SWE: 160 lbs
Falls/AUX: 137.5 lbs

Previously published article from the


The Marble Falls and Burnet school districts are putting their county rivalry to good use by competing in a canned food drive to increase reserves at local pantries. The Battle of the Cans started on Sept. 21 and ends on Oct. 12, the day before the Mustangs and Bulldogs face off on the football field at Bulldog Stadium.


“It allows us to work together to meet the needs of our local food pantries, which are an essential part of supporting families across the community,” said Marble Falls Independent School District Superintendent Dr. Jeff Gasaway. “It also gives our students a purpose and place in the community where they can use their talents to contribute to the greater good of the community.”


All campuses will collect donations for the drive. Non-students may also contribute cans for the competition.


“Inherently, our communities become stronger when community members, including staff and student, are engaged in supporting each other,” Gasaway said.


Food raised by MFISD will go to The Helping Center of Marble Falls. Requested items include canned soups, ramen, canned green beans, canned corn, and boxes of stuffing mix.


“They’re gearing up for Thanksgiving needs,” Gasaway said.


Burnet Consolidated ISD will donate their canned goods to Lake Area Care Inc. in Burnet. Organizers have asked for canned meat, rice, dry macaroni noodles (non macaroni and cheese), canned soup, and canned fruit.


The total weight collected and the winner will be announced during halftime of the District 13-4A rivalry game on Oct. 13.


The two districts started the can drive last year and collected over 6,000 pounds of food for local pantries.


Marble Falls ISD took the inaugural crown after amassing more than 3,259 pounds of canned goods, edging out BCISD’s 2,850-pound contribution.


“By filling the food pantries in our community and helping families in need, we all win,” Gasaway said.