The Student Hunger Drive began in 1986 and it was first an initiative of Lujack's Northpark Auto Plaza, and the Pete Pohlmann family.

The Lujack's KIIK Hunger Drive that year ran from just before Thanksgiving to nearly Christmas, and 28,000 pounds were collected by students in 11 metropolitan high schools.

In 2016, there was 387,461 pounds collected by students from 16 area high schools. It was not a record but did include the most healthy food collected in years. Here's a look some of the past student hunger drives.