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Morris, Hancock collect 5,000 pounds of food

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Morris Minnesota 607 Pacific Avenue 56267

MORRIS – This week, students in the Morris Area and Hancock school districts participated in a competitive food drive for the Stevens County Food Shelf.

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Hancock, the winning school, collected more food per student than Morris Area High School. As the winning school, Hancock received a traveling trophy. Morris Area BPA Advisor Dylan Viss and high school Principal Craig Peterson were also forced to wear Hancock football jerseys for a day.

Between the two schools, participants raised nearly $6,000 and over 5,000 pounds of food. In addition, MAHS will be donating half of the money the school raised, about $1,600, to the Red Cross to help with relief efforts in the Philippines. Two Morris Area staff members, teacher Kevin Pope and technology director Stephen Lien, have family who were affected by the typhoon that hit the area in early November.

“Overall, it was great to team up with Hancock and have such amazing results,” said Viss. “Both schools really pulled together to do something great for this community.”

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