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Margaret Elementary School food drive collects nearly 2,000 items for the Argo Food Bank

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports

MARGARET — Margaret Elementary School participated in a canned food drive, which brought in 1,922 items for the Argo Food Bank during the month of November.  Tina Palmer’s Kindergarten class had the most items raised with a total of 312 canned food items.

Photo courtesy of Margaret Elementary

“I think the food drive was a great way to teach giving to others,” Palmer said. “It not only helped those in need in our community, but taught my students a valuable lesson. I want to thank the students for all the food they brought in and the parents for supplying the food.”

Hunter Jernigan, one of Palmer’s students, brought in the most items with a total of 290. Jim Link and Judy Graham of the Argo Food Bank gave Palmer’s class a pizza party and let Jernigan pick out a book to be donated in his honor to Margaret Elementary’s library. Addie Grayson and Nicholas House were second and third place for the school, and also had a book donated in their name.

Patty Beal, the school counselor, sponsored the food drive.

“The food drive is a part of our schoolwide ongoing kindness challenge,” Beal said.  “I’m so proud of our students and parents for participating and making a difference in our community.”

Photo courtesy of Margaret Elementary Schhol

 

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