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FBLA contest helps 2 area food pantries

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The high school office won first place in the South Central High School Future Business Leaders of America annual food drive competition.

Home room classes and the office collected non-perishable food items to donate to the Farina and Kinmundy food pantries.
Donations totaled 1,900 points. Canned products containing meat and canned fruit counted two points, with other donations counting one point. Steve Eischens’ homeroom class came in second with 630 points, and Kathy Byers’ and Mary Brimberry’s homeroom classes tied for third with 265.
Points collected were divided by number of students in the homeroom class to calculate the winners.
First- and second-place winners received Subway cards. The food items were distributed by the food pantries on Nov. 16.
FBLA members also volunteer at the food pantries the third Saturday of each month.  Upcoming community projects will be collecting Christmas gifts and clothing for needy families and the Linus blanket project.