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Annual student food drive begins October 1

WATERLOO, Iowa (KWWL) – A 6-week food drive, held annually as a friendly competition to unite and empower local high school students, will begin October 1 during a kick-off celebration at the Northeast Iowa Food Bank.

Participating schools for the 2018 Student Food Drive include Cedar Falls High School, Hudson High School, Waterloo East High School, Waterloo West High School, Valley Lutheran High School, Union High School, Don Bosco High School and Waterloo Christian School.

During the drive, the students will host events and fundraisers to collect food and funds for the food bank.  On the final day, the collected food will be weighed and, on November 12, the winning schools will be recognized.

“The Student Food Drive serves as one of the largest food drives for the Food Bank, gathering over 91,000 meals last year alone.”

– Barbara Prather, Executive Director of the Northeast Iowa Food Bank.

The kick-off at the food bank begins at 5 p.m. on Monday, October 1.

More information can be found on the Northeast Iowa Food Bank website.

Abby Turpin

Evening Anchor

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