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Four RUSD schools collect more than 11K pounds of canned food

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Posted at 3:22 PM, Dec 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-18 16:22:50-05

RACINE — Four Racine Unified School District schools took part in a canned food war on Dec. 16 and collected more than 11,000 pounds of canned goods.

Case, Horlick, Park and The R.E.A.L. School battled in the first-ever COVID Canned Food Wars. For one day, the schools collected canned food. At the end of the day, all the food was tallied and weighed to determine a winning school.

By the time school got out on Dec. 16, Case High School had won with their 4,039.6 pounds of food.

Their donations in addition to the other three schools brought the total weight of food collected to 11,695 pounds. 100 percent of the food donated will go to The Hospitality Center of Racine.

“This year’s motto in Student Government is In This Together, and the COVID Canned Food Wars is an opportunity to demonstrate we are all in this together. Once the idea was created, staff and students from each participating school diligently worked to make this event possible,” said Lizzy Hanstedt, Horlick student.

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