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Oct. 24, 2014
INDIANAPOLIS - State Rep. Shelli VanDenburgh (Crown Point) will reward a Crown Point High School class with breakfast foods for winning an intra-school contest to see which class could collect the most food items for the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana.
The winners are the 29 members of Lori Ryser’s first-hour class, which meets from 7:35-8:47 a.m. That is the hour the breakfast will be served on Tuesday, Oct. 28. The class collected 150 food items. The high school collected more than 500 items for the food bank.
“I am very proud of these students for recognizing the need of the hungry in our community,” said VanDenburgh. “The class went beyond learning from a book to taking action to help others. Such positive attitudes bode well for the future of Northwest Indiana, our state and our country.”
The Food Bank of Northwest Indiana joined VanDenburgh and Crown Point High School in providing the challenge for the classes. The food bank will make a brief presentation Tuesday morning on hunger and how the community can help their neighbors who are in need.