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United Food Bank honors Higley Schools


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  • Michelle Reese/Higley Unified School District

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Representations of the United Food Bank travelled to four Higley schools this week to recognize schools for their outstanding efforts in collecting canned food donations and cash for the Mesa nonprofit agency.

Each school – Cortina Elementary School, Higley Traditional Academy, Sossaman Middle School and Williams Field High School – received a specially made canned food trophy to display.

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Sossaman Middle School principal Nancy Diab and school media center specialist Elneeta Timmons receive a trophy from the United Food Bank’s Melissa Forrester for the school’s effort to collect canned goods. Photo courtesy Sossaman Middle School

The schools were recognized for collecting the most pounds of food per student in the district.

Williams Field High School was also recognized for collecting more canned food than any other high school in the East Valley.

Students there collected more than 17,000 pounds of food – requiring a school bus and a box truck to make the delivery.