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Students play with food for a good cause

By Robin Jedlicka - bio | email

HAHIRA, GA (WALB) - Middle schoolers at Valwood School were encouraged to play with their food on Wednesday.

This was the school's third annual Play With Your Food competition.  Students worked in teams to build creative sculptures out of non-perishable food items.

After judging took place, the food was donated to the Second Harvest Food Bank.  This year, Valwood students donated nearly 2,200 pounds of food.

"Their opportunities are limited because of their age," says Jay Riven, Valwood's Middle School Dean.  "This is something where they can fully participate and use all of their creativity to help the food bank.  We have the food bank come down and speak to us beforehand. They talk about where the food goes, and what items they can use to build their structures."

Awards were given for the most creative sculpture, the tallest, and even the sculpture that looked the most like a Valwood teacher.

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