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Once Again Students Break the Record for Food Donations

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River Bend Food Bank
Students Posing with their Record Breaking Donations

Once again, local students have broken a record for donating food.

On Thursday, the 36th Student Hunger Drive ended after collecting 817,000 meals for the River Bend Food Bank.
Over the past 6 weeks, high school students from 16 schools competed to donate the most food to the food bank. Of the 3 divisions, determined by school enrollment, the first prize winners are Morning Star Academy, Orion High School, and Pleasant Valley High School.
Morning Star also received the Most Improved Award after beating its total from last year by over 100 percent.
Moline High School received the Mission Challenge Award for its essay that best represented the mission of the River Bend Food Bank.
In the 36-year run of the Student Hunger Drive, it has helped provide over 16 million meals to the Quad Cities and its surrounding areas.

Susanna Kemerling is WVIK Quad Cities NPR's 2022 Fellowship Host/Reporter. She graduated from Northern Illinois University for Media Studies in Communication and spent the last year working as a Teaching Assistant through the graduate program at NIU.
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