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Food Drive Benefits Green Cares Food Pantry


January 20, 2022

Photo courtesy of Laura Eicher

From left: Sarah Kranz, Art Teacher; Lance Brecklin, NGHS Student; Emma Martinson, NGHS Student; Jeannie Blumer, Green County Cares Food Pantry Volunteer.

The New Glarus Elementary School wrapped up the holiday season with a food drive, collecting 1,985 pounds of food for the Green Cares Food Pantry. This three-week long Holiday Food Drive collected boxed, bagged, and canned goods, as well as hygiene products which added up to 2,633 items.

In addition to the Food Drive, Mrs. Kranz (K-5 art teacher) ran a project called "Creating for a Cause." New Glarus Elementary K-5th grade students each created clay ornaments which were given out as a thank you for every $5 donation to the food pantry. This fundraiser raised $2,020, which was also donat...

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