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Mustang swim and dive team volunteers at Great Plains Food Bank

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The West Fargo Sheyenne girls swim and dive team volunteered at the Great Plains Food Bank on Oct. 10.

The team packed and prepared 2,052 pounds of frozen food, 56 pounds of bulk food and 501 bags of food for the Backpack program which was enough food for 3,009 meals.

"It makes me aware of how many people in the community suffer from hunger and makes me want to give back to help those in need," Sheyenne swimmer Paulina Bekkum said, "because I don't worry about going hungry."

According to its website, the Great Plains Food Bank is the largest hunger-relief organization in North Dakota. Each year, the food bank helps one in nine individuals who seek emergency food assistance.

Colton Pool

Pool is a reporter for The West Fargo Pioneer covering city sports and community news. He was the sports editor for The Dickinson Press covering Dickinson State athletics, high school athletics and Southwest Speedway. He graduated from North Dakota State with a degree in journalism and a minor in English. You can reach him by phone at 701-451-5715 or tweet him @CPoolReporter. 

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