Students load up more than 2,000 food items for local food pantry

The Mitchell Elementary students had another successful year in collecting food items for the Mitchell-

Carter Snyder, left moves some boxes full of food to the back of the trailer as Brock Knutson and Austin Thyne bring some more to the trailer. The students loaded up 29,913 food items

Carter Snyder, left moves some boxes full of food to the back of the trailer as Brock Knutson and Austin Thyne bring some more to the trailer. The students loaded up 29,913 food items

Morrill Ministerial Association Food Pantry. The students collected a total of 29,913 items that included soups, cereals, canned fruit and vegetables.
The Student Council (STUCO) spearheaded the event, but all the grades participated in bringing in food. The council challenged the students to see who could bring in the most cans.
In the lower elementary grades, first place went to Amie Hessler’s class with 416 items and in the upper elementary grades it was Michelle Engstrom’s class with 747 items collected. The winning classes will get to choose between a pizza party and root beer float party. Following are the results for second and third place in the lower elementary classes are: 2 – Leslie Hughes 247 and 3 – Tina Cheek 217 a total of 2,128 cans. In the upper classes it was 2 – Valerie Wadhams 588 and 3 – Karen French 401 with a total of 2,888 cans.