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Foster food drive nets more than 1,000 items for SHEM


November 22, 2016

FOSTER fourth-graders hold up food items collected in a November food drive. From left, they are Daryl House, Jordan House, Caleb Stephens, Peyton Markell, Zoe Rains, Jack Vannice and Desirae Rux.

Led by the fourth-graders, students from Foster Elementary School gathered more than 1,000 items during a food drive meant to kick off a new “Be Kind” program at the school.

“We’re a Be-Kind school,” said fourth-grade teacher Rachel Markell, and the school is organizing monthly activities to “be kind” as part of it.

“We just organized an all-school food drive,” she said. Kicking off the program, the fourth grade organized it through the community.

“We kind of did a food drive so we could bring food to school and take it to SHEM (Sweet Home Emergency Ministries) so th...

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