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Winslow holiday season food drive volunteers collect 4,800 pounds of food

Winslow High School students prepare to collect food during the annual Winslow food drive. Photo/Todd Roth

Winslow High School students prepare to collect food during the annual Winslow food drive. Photo/Todd Roth

WINSLOW, Ariz. - High School students, sponsors, coaches, Elks members, Rotary members and Boy Scout Cub Pack 7050 went door to door Nov. 12 from 3-5:30 p.m. to collect non-perishable food items.

The largest group was the high school students. This year about 120 student volunteers were on hand just before starting the food collection. A teacher, coach or Scout leader drives each group of students and Scouts to their assigned neighborhood. Food gatherers deposit the collected food in a pickup truck assigned to each group. As each group completes their assigned collection area, they return to the High School Student Union driveway, where the food is consolidated onto a trailer to be weighed at the end of the day.

This year the volunteers collected 4,800 pounds of food. The Winslow Elks Club will use the food for the organization's Christmas food baskets and also for St. Vincent De Paul's food bank in Winslow.

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