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Mason City students collect hundreds of pounds of food for food bank


This news story was published on December 30, 2014.
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Photo from the Mason City school district

Photo from the Mason City school district

MASON CITY – Leading up to the Christmas holiday, students in Mason City collected hundreds of pounds of food for the local food bank.

According to the Mason City school district, each year during the holidays, the John Adams Student Council leads a food drive. This year, from December 8th through the 19th, students brought food items to school to donate to the Hawkeye Harvest Food Bank.

Students, faculty, and staff brought in a total of 2,864 items (or 2,224 pounds), the district said, exceeding last year’s total by about 400 items. The drive lasted for two weeks and included a competition among the classrooms to see which class could raise the most items. Mrs. Moorehead’s class collected the most items to donate with a grand total of 401 items.

hawkeye-harvest-food-bank2The Hawkeye Harvest Food Bank was most-appreciative of the generosity of all local schools who pitched in this Holiday season.

“Our local schools and area schools along with NIACC and Kaplan University were big supporters of Hawkeye Harvest Food Bank this season of sharing,” the organization said.  “Students, teachers, staff members and administrators collectively helped donate almost 10,000 pounds of food and over $600 to Hawkeye Harvest Food Bank.”

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One Response to Mason City students collect hundreds of pounds of food for food bank

  1. FUBAR Reply Report comment

    December 30, 2014 at 6:28 am

    great job students.