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1,400 cans donated from elementary's Read to Feed fundraiser


Gregg Kowalski / Submitted Photo

Stedman Elementary Student Council representatives (from left) Charlotte Martin, McKenzie Hayes, Grace Marsh, Jonas Baekkelund, Reese Bunton and Lathum Johnson put the finishing touches on the Read to Feed eagle. Each piece of paper represents 30 minutes of reading time and one canned food item. In all the school collected 1,400 cans during the February drive.

Stedman Elementary School students helped collect 1,400 canned food items to donate to the food bank at the Salvation Army through their reading efforts in February. Each 30 minutes students read earned them one can to contribute to the Read to Feed drive.

Gregg Kowalski, head of the student council at Stedman, said the school has an annual tradition of doing a fundraiser, and since the last two year's projects had an international focus, the wanted to do something closer to home this year.

"In the past we've done one for Heifer International and we raised about $10,000 for them...Last yea...

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