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January 19, 2018

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LdF Public School 'kicks hunger'
School donates nearly 1,500 canned food items
Abbey mcenroe/lakeland timesThe Lac du Flambeau Public School seventh grade class donated 394 non-perishable food items for the Kick Hunger Challenge, winning the school challenge and earning an ice cream sundae party. LdF Public school donated a total of 1,463 items. The food items were donated to the Lac du Flambeau Indian Reservation Community Food Bank.
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The Lac du Flambeau Public School seventh grade class donated 394 non-perishable food items for the Kick Hunger Challenge, winning the school challenge and earning an ice cream sundae party. LdF Public school donated a total of 1,463 items. The food items were donated to the Lac du Flambeau Indian Reservation Community Food Bank.


Abbey McEnroe
Lakeland Times reporter


Lac du Flambeau Public School students and staff banded together in donating non-perishable food items through the Kick Hunger Challenge.

The challenge was completed through A'viands, the school's dining program.

"Based in Roseville, Minn., A'viands is part of the Elior North America family of companies and provides dining programs for education, health care and business dining," A'viands food service director at LdF school Donna Schneider said. "We are focused on making a positive difference in people's lives every day through culinary innovation and a commitment to providing exemplary service."

A'viands has been at LdF Public School since 2016, making it the first year LdF has participated in the Kick Hunger Challenge.

"Our parent company, Elior North America, joined the Kick Hunger Challenge through its partnership with the Taste of the NFL in order to support the local communities where our team members live and work," Schneider said.

Students were asked to bring in a non-perishable food item to donate. Schneider said the reaction was incredibly positive.

"The support from the students, parents and faculty was overwhelmingly positive," Schneider expressed. "In total, Lac du Flambeau School donated 1,463 canned food items to the Lac du Flambeau Indian Reservation Community Food Bank. Lac du Flambeau Public School is a K-8 grade school and the winning seventh grade class donated 394 items to the food drive."

This event allowed A'viands to transcend the kitchen and positively affect the lives of many in the community.

"This event enabled us to reach beyond our kitchen and support the local community where we live and work," Schneider explained. "By partnering with Lac du Flambeau, we were able to positively impact people's lives with the food donations collected from this event."

Through the challenge, 15 schools that participated across A'viands donated a total of 21,798 canned food items and 123 volunteer hours.

Abbey McEnroe may be reached via email at amcenroe@lakelandtimes.com.





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