School Breaks Record in Canned Food Drive

Some 8th graders may find themselves with stiff backs in the morning. That's because they unloaded 20,000 pounds of canned food to Saint Martin de Poores in North Omaha Friday afternoon.

The student body at Saint Wenceslaus school in west Omaha collected more food than it ever has in the 18 years of the program.

"We've been talking about that a lot in our language class," said Ella Wente, an 8th grader at school, who has been taking part in the drive for her entire academic career. "What if our parents lose their jobs and are homeless and we need to come to a food pantry for food? We think a lot about that."

The canned food amounts to a six-month supply at the 21st & Emmet pantry.

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