Lexington High School students win ‘Just Bag It’ competition
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|Wednesday, 13 June 2012 04:00 |
MANSFIELD—Lexington High School students collected 146 bags of food for Catholic Charities’ H.O.P.E. Pantry in Mansfield and won the first Just Bag It competition. Lexington Mayor Gene Parkison helped present a trophy to the winning school during an assembly May 17.
Lexington Mayor Gene Parkison, far left, H.O.P.E. Pantry Specialist Vickie Schlupp, pantry volunteer and Just Bag It organizer Wanda Dean, and Mansfield Catholic Charities site manager Rebecca Owens presented a trophy to Lexington High School students and staff May 17. Students had collected 146 bags of food for Catholic Charities' H.O.P.E. Pantry in Mansfield and won the Just Bag It competition. (Photo courtesy of Catholic Charities)
Students from eight high schools in Richland County competed in the contest and collected a total of 475 bags of food for the pantry. The students’ contributions is helping the pantry meet increasing needs in the community. The pantry served 918 people in April this year.
Long-time pantry volunteer, Wanda Dean, created and organized the Just Bag It competition.
“We are grateful to Wanda for her work and are happy to have the pantry stocked with the food the schools brought in,” says Rebecca Owens, site manager. “It will make a tremendous impact on our ability to serve the community.”