Schools rewarded for Christmas Cheer Food Drive - KALB-TV News Channel 5 & CBS 2

Schools rewarded for Christmas Cheer Food Drive

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ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB News Channel 5) - Three Rapides Parish Schools received checks for being part of the News Channel 5 Christmas Cheer Food Drive.

Alexandria Senior High collected more than 5,000 pounds of food.

Pineville Junior High collected more than 3,000 pounds of the canned goods.

Phoenix Magnet Elementary collected more than 14,000 pounds.

Phoenix also took home the top prize for donating most pounds of food per student.

"We just want to encourage people to remember that hunger is an issue year-round. The need is still there in January and February so if people are interested in hosting a food drive or donations we will be glad to talk to them because the need is still there," said Linda Hutson with the Food Bank of Cenla

The total amount of food collected for Rapides Parish was almost 49,000 pounds.

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