Phoenix Magnet clubs present service project check to Manna House

ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB) - Every day the Manna House serves hundreds of warm plates for community members in need, and this year Phoenix Magnet students started a service project to contribute.

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They asked the community to help sponsor a plate for just $3.

The school's BETA and 4-H clubs colored the plates and displayed them in the cafeteria.

Each plate was also decorated with the four food groups.

"Of course everybody likes to decorate plates," said fourth-grader Hugh Newcomer. "So, everybody donated a couple of dollars and they got to decorate a plate."

Their initial goal was to collect $500 which they surpassed, collecting $965.

Students said it felt good to make an impact on their community.

"Giving them a plate of food is like wonderful," said fifth-grader Juliann Smith. "We have three meals a day regularly, it just comes in. We can be like, I want pasta or burgers. They don't have that choice."

Rapides Regional was also a helpful sponsor of their project.

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