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Jackson students sending 14,500 meals to Africa

Posted: 8:13 AM, Jan 27, 2016
Updated: 2016-01-27 13:13:31Z

A group of kids from Jackson set out with a goal to help other kids in need.

Students at Trinity Lutheran School met their goal to raise enough money to buy 3,000 meals for hungry kids.

But after raising almost 5 times more then planned, they will be sending 14,500 to Africa.

This is the first time the kindergarten through 8th grade school participated in the kids against hunger program.

A baggy of food costs a quarter and is a mix of rice, protein and more, each holds about 6 meals.

"It's a great feeling yeah um just to imagine how many people are going to be helped with this is just awesome," said 8th grader Alex Schultz.

"I thought it would be hard to raise this much money but we did it," said 2nd grader Matthew Moilanen.

The students are packing up all the meals today from 10a.m. until noon at their school on Mccain Road in Jackson.

They need help from the community. Everyone is welcome to stop by.