EMILY -- Emily Charter School showed its support for the Food Share campaign by raising food and money for the Emily Food Shelf.
Individual classrooms held a friendly competition to see which class could raise the most food and monetary donations. The winning classroom was Nate Moseman's fifth- and sixth-grade class. The students declined an award of treats for their accomplishment and instead were satisfied with being able to help needy families in the area.
The school raised a total of 271 items and $20, which will go directly to the Emily Food Shelf. Emily Charter School is applying for a $1,000 award from the Alan Shawn Feinstein Foundation, which rewards schools of similar sizes that collect the most items.
The Emily Food Shelf serves families from the Emily, Outing, Fifty Lakes, Ross Lake, Little Pine and Fairfield areas. The food shelf, managed by Margaret Moritz, 763-2278, is open 9:30 to 11 a.m. the third Wednesday of the month at Emily City Hall.
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