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Fond du Lac HS plans to set new food drive world record


FOND DU LAC, WI (WTAQ) - Students at Fond du Lac’s only public high school hope to break a world record with a food drive in May.

The youngsters are organizing what’s called the “Food for Freedom” drive on the first two days of Memorial Day Weekend, May 25th and 26th, at Fond du Lac High.

Organizers hope to break the mark for the most food collected at a single location in a 24-hour period. The current record is just under 560,0000 pounds.

Volunteers from throughout the Fox Valley and eastern Wisconsin plan to help, ranging as far north as the Green Bay area.

Meanwhile, 14 Fond du Lac area churches, a Christian school, and a youth group in Fond du Lac helped kids from Union Grove pack boxes of food over the past weekend.

That was part of a program called “Feed My Starving Children.”

About 600 volunteers packed 125,000 meals over two days at Fond du Lac’s Army Reserve Center. They raised over $30,000 to buy food for the needy. The food packs will be sent to one of over 70 nations served by the Starving Children program.