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Math students volunteer at Great Plains Food Bank

West Fargo high school students Emira Muminovic, left, and Mike Joyce package lentils at the Great Plains Food Bank last Thursday afternoon. Jay Pickthorn/The Forum

West Fargo High School students in Ruth Dockter's math classes volunteered at Great Plains Food Bank in Fargo on Thursday, Dec. 18. The students took time out from their algebra classes to lend a hand helping box groceries and re-packaging food items to be shipped to local food banks throughout the state.

The two classes also held a Penny War throughout the month of December, competing against each other to raise money for an organization called Feeding America. Feeding America supplies over 200 food banks across America, and joins forces with other hunger initiative programs, such as the backpack program for school-age children. For each dollar donated, Feeding America can distribute 20 pounds of food to families in need.

The students raised $290.42 to send to Feeding America. The winning class won a popcorn and movie party.

For more information about Feeding America, go to