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Devils Lake Journal - Devils Lake, ND
  • Devils Lake schools begin food drive competition for area food pantries

  • Students from Devils Lake Central Middle School and High School are staging a friendly competition to see which school can bring in the most food for donating to local food pantries and “Stuff the Bus.”
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  • Students from Devils Lake Central Middle School and High School are staging a friendly competition to see which school can bring in the most food for donating to local food pantries and “Stuff the Bus.”
    Beth MacDonald and Hannah Steffen from DLHS Student Council are hoping to help families in need in the Lake Region while enjoying a little competition with CMS. They have the backing of their schools’ principals, student council presidents, advisors and the head janitors who have agreed to participate in the competition for the “winning school.” How they will be participating remains to be seen, however.
    According to MacDonald they’ve agreed to be a part of celebrating when the food drive is completed, but she says they are not sure what they are going to have them do. Perhaps those from the “winning” school will have those from the “losing” school do something embarrassing? You never know.
    A bus will be parked in the Leevers North parking lot from 3:30 to 6 p.m. on May 1 so people can bring their donations to the food pantries for the competition.
    Each of the city’s schools, including the elementary schools and Lake Region State College, will have locations within their buildings where donations of nonperishable food can be brought at any time from today until May 1.
    Hannah Steffen, from DLHS Student Council, says, “Students can bring food items to their classrooms or home room” for donating.
    They hope to provide a bus full of food for the Spirit Lake Pantry which operates on the Spirit Lake Reservation through one of the local churches and the Dakota Prairie Community Action Agency Emergency Food Pantry, right here in Devils Lake. The two pantries serve hundreds of individuals and families within the Lake Region who are in need.

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