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School challenges classes to bring in canned goods

SNELLVILLE -- Two multiage classes at Pharr Elementary School have challenged other classes to each bring in 100 canned goods for a food bank by the 100th day of school.

The two classes, comprised of kindergartners and first-graders, have collected more than 400 items for the Southeastern Gwinnett Cooperative Ministry, teacher Monica Jones said.

Pharr Elementary School, located in the Grayson cluster, has about 40 classes, and each class has been asked to donate 100 items by Monday, Jones said. Another school in the cluster, Starling Elementary, has also joined in the challenge.

Community members are also encouraged to participate, Jones said. Those who wish to donate nonperishable food items can drop off the goods at the school at 1500 North Road, behind the Wal-Mart on Scenic Highway.

Jones said the school gave 569 items to the co-op last week, and every item was distributed that day.