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Students asked to play with food

March 7, 2007

Valdosta - Most kids are taught not to play with their food, but at Valwood they are encouraging it.

Middle School students at Valwood in Valdosta were building a house, a putt putt course and even the Eiffel Tower, all out of food products.

All their building material will be donated to the Second Harvest Food Bank.  "We were looking for a fun, creative way to collect food. Sometimes it's just easy to go into your parent's pantry and take what is there and what hasn't been eaten in a long time. But we thought if we could actually do something with it and make a game out of it, it would be a good way to collect a little bit more," says Middle School Dean Jay Riven.

All in all they collected almost 1,500 pounds of food for the food bank.

The collection was so successful they plan to make it an annual event.

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