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Libertyville High School students help area charities

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  • Libertyville High School junior Mark Boynton receives a box from Alexandria El Ghatit as they work in a human food chain Wednesday morning to load trucks with boxes of canned goods for Libertyville Township food pantry. The student council collected canned goods, paper goods and toiletries and monetary donations for the food pantry and other organizations.

       Libertyville High School junior Mark Boynton receives a box from Alexandria El Ghatit as they work in a human food chain Wednesday morning to load trucks with boxes of canned goods for Libertyville Township food pantry. The student council collected canned goods, paper goods and toiletries and monetary donations for the food pantry and other organizations.
    Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

  • Libertyville Township workers Alex Rodriguez, left, and Chris Slago load a truck with boxes of canned goods with help from Libertyville High School student council members Wednesday morning. The school collected canned goods, paper goods and toiletries and monetary donations for the township food pantry, the Maristella organization and St. Lawrence Church.

       Libertyville Township workers Alex Rodriguez, left, and Chris Slago load a truck with boxes of canned goods with help from Libertyville High School student council members Wednesday morning. The school collected canned goods, paper goods and toiletries and monetary donations for the township food pantry, the Maristella organization and St. Lawrence Church.
    Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

 
By Gilbert R. Boucher II
gboucher@dailyherald.com

Twenty Libertyville High School student council members and teachers spent Wednesday morning forming a human food chain as they moved hundreds of boxes person-to-person from storage areas inside the building to Libertyville Township trucks.

The student council raised nearly $1,000 and collected more than 2,600 cans of food, paper goods and toiletries as part of the school's 28th annual canned food drive.

"It was better than last year," said student council President Shannon Roche. "Everyone pulled together to help and we had several fundraisers. It was great."

The food and goods will be donated to the Libertyville Township Food Pantry, the Libertyville-based Maristella organization and St. Lawrence Church. Maristella serves homeless women and children across Lake County.

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