Seven Panhandle schools collects over 10,000 pounds of food

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PANHANDLE, Neb. Seven schools from across the Panhandle collected a total of 10,240 pounds of food for the Gift of Love Canned Food Collection and Pickup.

Seven schools from across the Panhandle collected a total of 10,240 pounds of food for the Gift of Love Canned Food Collection and Pickup. (Rebecca Tompkins)

Lincoln Heights collected the most with 3,080 pounds.

They will also attend the Midwest Theater for a private showing of the Holiday movie.

Gering Junior High School collected 1,920 pounds of food.

They will receive $150.

Lincoln Elementary collected 1,480 pounds.

Roosevelt Elementary collected 1,320 pounds.

Community Christian School collected 980 pounds.

Northfield Elementary collected 860 pounds and Minatare collected 600 pounds.

These donations not only helped to fill the Valley Christian Neighbors in Need food baskets, they stocked the pantry shelves at the Chuckwagon Church and Our Lady of Guadalupe Food Pantry.