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Spirit of Arkansas Food Drive huge success

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LITTLE ROCK - The 2013 Spirit of Arkansas Food Drive was a huge success, raising $17,302 and 74,696 pounds of food, the equivalent of over 110.000 meals.

The drive, which ran from December 2-13, included a school competition in addition to the public food drive and fundraising telethon. People from all across the state dropped off non-perishable food or cash donations at 43 US Bank locations and made the phones light up with generous donations during theKATV Spirit of Arkansas telethon. 

All money raised goes to purchase food for Alliance member food banks and hunger agencies.

The school competition consisted of 10 schools that raised over 61,000 pounds of food (the equivalent of almost 48,000 meals) that went to food pantries or other hunger agencies in their communities.

The top three schools or school organizations that collected the most food received cash awards of $1500, $1000 and $500, respectively, from Stallion Transportation Group in special pep assemblies today.