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Top schools receive checks for food collected during Christmas Cheer Food Drive

Christmas Cheer Food Drive
Christmas Cheer Food Drive(KALB)
Published: Jan. 25, 2021 at 1:24 PM CST|Updated: Jan. 28, 2021 at 7:22 PM CST
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ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB) - The team at KALB and the Tunica-Biloxi Tribe are saying ‘thank you’ to some of the top-performing schools in the Christmas Cheer Food Drive.

Rapides Parish:

Three schools in Rapides Parish received a check from the Tunica-Biloxi Tribe Monday morning.

The top-performing schools are Pineville High School, receiving a $500 check, Phoenix Magnet Elementary School, receiving a $1,000 check and Caroline Dorman Junior High School, receiving $500 respectively.

Phoenix Magnet collected a whopping 12,106 pounds of food, adding up to over 27 pounds per student, and earning them a $1,000 check.

In total, almost 100,000 pounds of food were collected a redistributed in the drive-in Rapides Parish just in time for the holidays.

All in all, thousands of pounds of food were collected right here in Central Louisiana.

Grant Parish:

The team at KALB and the Tunica-Biloxi Tribe are saying ‘thank you’ to some of the top...
The team at KALB and the Tunica-Biloxi Tribe are saying ‘thank you’ to some of the top performing schools in the Christmas Cheer Food Drive.(KALB)

South Grant Elementary School earned a $500 check Monday morning for collecting the most pounds of food in the parish.

The elementary school collected almost 4,500 pounds worth of food for people in the parish just in time for the holidays.

All in all, thousands of pounds of food were collected right here in Central Louisiana.

On Tuesday, KALB will be with the top-performing schools in Bunkie, as they receive their checks.

Avoyelles Parish:

Two of the top-performing schools in Avoyelles Parish received a $750 check from the Tunica-Biloxi Tribe on Tuesday morning.

Bunkie High School, the highest performing high school in the parish, collected over 5,000 pounds of food, adding up to more than eight pounds per student.

Plaucheville Elementary School also received a check for collecting 4,800 pounds of food, adding up to 8.6 pounds per student.

In total, over 20,000 pounds of food were collected and redistributed during the drive-in Avoyelles Parish just in time for the holidays.

Vernon Parish:

On Wednesday, three of the top-performing schools in Vernon Parish received a $500 check from the Tunica-Biloxi Tribe, the co-sponsor for the drive.

Rosepine Elementary School was the highest performing school in the parish, as they collected 5,921 pounds of food. Rosepine High School also received a check for collecting 4,843 pounds of food. Finally, Vernon Middle School brought in just over 1,403 pounds of food during the drive.

Overall, Vernon Parish schools collected just over 25,000 pounds of food for people in their community to have during this past holiday season.

Natchitoches Parish:

Schools in Natchitoches Parish donated about 1,600 pounds of food during the Christmas Cheer Food Drive.

The three of the top-performing schools received a check from the Tunica-Biloxi Tribe.

Natchitoches Junior High School was the highest performing in the parish with over 600 pounds of food donations. Natchitoches Central High School donated more than 400 pounds. Fairview Alpha Elementary School also made the list, collecting around 300 pounds of food.

All schools received a $500 check.

Thank you to all schools for participating in the 2020 Christmas Cheer Food Drive.

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