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updated: 3/7/2018 6:41 PM

District 79 students, teachers shop for local food pantry

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  • Fremont Elementary School kindergarten teacher Lisa Listi shops with a groups of District 79 students Wednesday at the Mundelein Target store. Teachers, students and parents are teaming up to buy items for the Fremont Township Food Pantry.

      Fremont Elementary School kindergarten teacher Lisa Listi shops with a groups of District 79 students Wednesday at the Mundelein Target store. Teachers, students and parents are teaming up to buy items for the Fremont Township Food Pantry.
    Paul Valade | Staff Photographer

  • Fremont Elementary District 79 teachers shopped with students Wednesday at the Mundelein Target to purchase nonperishable food and personal hygiene products for the Fremont Township Food Pantry. Purchased items were loaded on a school bus and delivered to the pantry after the shopping spree.

      Fremont Elementary District 79 teachers shopped with students Wednesday at the Mundelein Target to purchase nonperishable food and personal hygiene products for the Fremont Township Food Pantry. Purchased items were loaded on a school bus and delivered to the pantry after the shopping spree.
    Paul Valade | Staff Photographer

  • Fremont Elementary School first grade teacher Laura McCarthy shops with siblings Andrew Lee, left, and Addison Lee at the Mundelein Target. Students were purchasing items for the Fremont Township Food Pantry.

      Fremont Elementary School first grade teacher Laura McCarthy shops with siblings Andrew Lee, left, and Addison Lee at the Mundelein Target. Students were purchasing items for the Fremont Township Food Pantry.
    Paul Valade | Staff Photographer

 
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Students and teachers from Fremont Elementary District 79 are pitching in to support the Fremont Township Food Pantry.

On Wednesday, Fremont Elementary School students shopped at the Mundelein Target to help replenish the pantry's shelves with items including cereal, crackers, applesauce, pasta, granola bars and tissues. Personal care products were also purchased.

Parents were on hand to pay for the items their children selected that were loaded onto a bus. The items were delivered to the pantry after the shopping spree.

Fremont Elementary School Associate Principal Jennifer Haack said the shopping event is a great opportunity for students, teachers and families to give back to the community.

"We wanted to find a creative way to provide resources for the Fremont Food Pantry, so we thought that students shopping with teachers for food pantry items would make for an exciting and impactful experience," Haack said.

The Fremont Township Food Pantry provides nonperishable food items to around 80 residents a month.

A second Target shopping trip is planned for Monday, March 19 for Fremont Intermediate School teachers and students.

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