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Lakeland Students Collect Food for the Needy

Students from the Lakeland Copper Beach Middle School collected nearly 3,000 food items for the Yorktown food pantry last month.

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Lakeland Copper Beech Middle School students once again came through for the Yorktown Food Pantry with a successful week-long food drive that lasted from Dec. 10 to 14.

Students collected 2,946 food items including cans, bags, and boxes of food.

The winning home room was Mary Eickler's Grade 6 home room. Grade totals were: Grade 6 – 1,780 items; Grade 8 – 675 items; Grade 7 – 491 items.

Janet Schwarz, English teacher, has been leading the fund-raising effort at the middle school for more than 25 years. Student volunteers would come in during their lunch period to pack the boxes of food for pick up. School custodians then helped get the boxes from the classroom into the Food Pantry vehicle.  

Schwarz started the drive to do something for the less fortunate people in town. 

"The students have learned there are people in the community who are less fortunate," Schwarz said.

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