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Walden Students Raise Food and Money for Families in Need


Walden III Middle and High School celebrated Thanksgiving with the school's annual food drive. This year, students and staff collected 330 boxes of food and supplies and $8,065.30 for the Racine County Food Bank. In addition to the supplies for the food bank, the school collected three kennels, 11 boxes of animals supplies and $750 for the Wisconsin Humane Society.

The collection was part of the Walden Food Drive, an annual competition between the school's home groups. The competition runs for one week. Students are given a list of items to bring on each day and each day those items help their home groups accumulate points. The food drive helps determine the order home groups get to eat Walden's Thanksgiving Feast.

The school announced the totals and contest winners during a town hall. Community leaders visited the school in an effort to congratulate the students on their hard work. This year's leaders included Walden alumnus and State Rep. Cory Mason, City of Racine Mayor John Dickert, Superintendent Dr. Lolli Haws, Chief of Schools Dr. Eric Gallien, former Walden Principal Bob Holzem, and representatives from the Racine County Food Bank and Wisconsin Humane Society.