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Second-graders campaign to collect food for Sitka hungry

December 15, 2018

SITKA, Alaska (AP) — A second-grade class is helping feed hungry people in Sitka.

The children at Keet Gooshi Heen (KEET-GOO-shee-HEEN) Elementary School are participating in a project to collect food that will be donated to the Salvation Army.

The Sitka Sentinel reports the project is called “Fill the Halls.”

Student Taan Moll says he likes helping people who don’t have much food and that there are plenty of people who need help. He says a homeless person once asked his mother for money because he was hungry as he and his family rode home.

Students have created posters, made flyers and decorated donation boxes to attract contributions.

One of the children’s teachers, Jule Peterson, says the second-graders organized events to get all grades in the school to participate.

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