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Marysville Mountain View High School conducts fall food drive
MARYSVILLE — The students of Marysville Mountain View High School collected and donated 692 pounds of food for the Marysville Community Food Bank in November.
"Students studied the relationship between substandard nutrition and low school performance in their STEM Foods and Leadership classes," said Judy Whitman, Family and Consumer Sciences teacher at Marysville Mountain View High School. "They learned that hungry students have a difficult time achieving in school."
According to Whitman, the students chose to solve this problem by taking action and sponsoring a community food drive to help families in need. Marysville Mountain View High School itself has a free and reduced lunch rate of 60 percent, so many of its students know what it means to go hungry while attending school.
"We only have 166 students at Marysville Mountain View High School, but we're very proud of how much we collected and how many students participated," said Kira Bryant, a junior at Marysville Mountain View High School, who served as the committee chair for this project. "We want to continue with this project as long as there is a need in our community."