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Teens Celebrate Successful Food Drive

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Once again, teenagers have been working hard to feed Quad Cities residents in need. Last night at the Finale Rally, the Student Hunger Drive announced 17 area high schools collected 478,000 pounds of food for the River Bend Food Bank in Davenport.

  The award for most food collected went to Alleman High School, which brought in 256 pounds per student, a total of 116,000 pounds. In the large school category, Bettendorf High School placed first with 44 pounds collected per student. And Rivermont Collegiate came first in their division for smaller schools. 

Central Crossroads Baptist Academy only has four students, and collected 681 pounds of food each, winning the "Most Improved" award. 

This year's Student Hunger Drive also included businesses which collected 173,000 pounds of food last winter. Including the "Corporate Challenge," the grand total came to more than 652,000 pounds. 

The River Bend Food Bank will distribute all the food to shelters, food pantries, and other programs in 22 counties in northwestern Illinois and eastern Iowa.  

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