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A fourth-grader at Paperjack Elementary School lengthens The Giving Chain. Students at the school add their name to the chain when they donate an item to the food drive.

The amount of food collected at Paperjack Elementary School outweighs some of the staff.

Students have collected more than 150 pounds of food as part of The Giving Chain Food Drive.

"They've been really good about remembering (to bring food)," said Angie Brown, school counselor and food drive organizer. "I think we've done pretty well for a school our size."

Each day more food trickles through the door, Brown said. Usually seeing other students donating acts as a reminder to bring food in.

"They see one person doing it and think 'Oh, I should do that too,'" Brown said.

Students who bring in an item get to write their name on a strip of paper. That strip is then linked to other strips to form a chain.

The food drive started Nov. 10 and will continue through Friday. All food collected will be donated to a local food shelf.

Jackie Grumish
Jackie Grumish has been a reporter with the New Richmond News since 2008. She holds degrees in journalism and fine art from Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Ill. Before coming to New Richmond, Jackie worked as the city government reporter at a daily newspaper in Aberdeen, S.D. 
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