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Generous donors exceed drive goals

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We are honored to express our appreciation of everyone that contributed to the Granite Falls School District (GFSD) Food Drive. Over the past few weeks, we have seen a community come together to help local families in need for the holidays. We could think of no better way to show our gratitude than to simply say thank you.
As we approached the start of the food drive, we set high goals for donation totals. We hoped for 15,000 items and $4,500. We thought that as a community, these goals could be reached and exceeded. Beginning Nov. 26, we collected non-perishable food items, household items, personal care items, and cash donations. With such an outpouring of generous donations from the Granite Falls community and our surrounding areas, we were able to set record highs for both food items and money. As of Dec. 10, we collected over 20,000 items and more than $13,000. These numbers are still impressive to us, and we cannot begin to thank everyone enough!
This year, we adopted 125 families that included over 300 children. Each family received gifts, stockings, a holiday meal certificate, and non-perishable food items. We were able to provide so much to each family entirely because of the amazingly generous Granite Falls community. Because we received so much food this year, we were able to donate food to the three local community food banks as well.
Concluding our 2012 GFSD Food Drive, our team of 15 high school coordinators and two advisers want to send out the most appreciative thank you to everyone who supported the food drive. With your assistance, we were able to help give families a nicer, more worry-free holiday this year.
Thank you for showing us what is possible when we join together for a great cause. We are changing lives!
Megan Davis
Granite Falls High School Senior
On behalf of the Granite Falls School District Food Drive Coordinators

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