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Okeechobee County schools raise record amount of food for Bill Brooks' Food for Families

Posted at 4:12 PM, Nov 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-21 16:12:53-05

The Okeechobee County School District pulled out all the stops this year to collect food for the Bill Brooks' Food for Families drive.

The district's eight schools collected 13,240 pounds of non-perishable food items this year, up from 8,122 pounds in 2018. That's an additional 5,118 pounds!

All food gathered in the county will remain in Okeechobee County and help hungry families in the community.

The breakdown of how much food each school collected:

Okeechobee Freshman Campus – 694 pounds

Okeechobee High School – 768 pounds

Osceola Middle School – 1,531 pounds

Central Elementary School – 2,324 pounds

Everglades Elementary School – 1,680 pounds

North Elementary School – 2,908 pounds

Seminole Elementary School – 1,853 pounds

South Elementary School – 1,482 pounds