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Schools, parishes, companies donate to help hungry

LINCOLN, PIUS X – Pius X High School in Lincoln was the city’s winner in the Lincoln Food Bank-sponsored food drive in November.

The Pius X Student Council planned promotional events, organized food collections, packaged and delivered food to Catholic Social Services and the Food Bank of Lincoln during November.

Parishes across the city participated. The Diederich Godteens group from St. Joseph Parish collected almost 500 pounds of food items. Students collected 973 pounds of food from St. Peter Parish in Lincoln and more than 1,700 pounds from students at Cathedral of the Risen Christ School in Lincoln.

At Pius X, the junior student council members organized a competition between Mr. Todd Krier’s choir groups. The girls were victorious in a boys vs. girls contest during the five-week duration drive. Donations of chicken from Smart Chicken and frozen beef from Certified Piedmontese were also included.

Pius X also won the “Canned Sculpture” contest.  Students used donated food cans to create a “minion” from the movie “Despicable Me,” and a banner proclaiming “Hunger is Despicable.” 

In all, Pius students collected 14,041 pounds of food which will provide 11,700 meals to Lincoln-area needy families.

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