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CdA alliance to feed hungry kids

Borah Elementary School fifth graders Naomi Fraley, center, Kendell Bentley, right, and Ashlynn Wild, front, help unload food from Second Harvest into the food pantry at Coeur d’Alene Assembly Church on Wednesday. Located near the school, the pantry is open to the public Thursday afternoons offering fresh produce, dairy and meat. (Kathy Plonka / The Spokesman-Review)
Borah Elementary School fifth graders Naomi Fraley, center, Kendell Bentley, right, and Ashlynn Wild, front, help unload food from Second Harvest into the food pantry at Coeur d’Alene Assembly Church on Wednesday. Located near the school, the pantry is open to the public Thursday afternoons offering fresh produce, dairy and meat. (Kathy Plonka / The Spokesman-Review)

More than 1,200 pounds of fresh and healthy food rolled up to Coeur d’Alene Assembly Church on Wednesday as volunteers prepared to open the church food pantry to the public for the first time. On hand for the heavy lifting were four 11-year-old girls from Borah Elementary School next door. The school ambassadors and student council officers spent close to an hour unloading a van and stocking shelves with milk, cheese, yogurt, apples, eggs, potatoes, rice and more – enough food for 1,000 meals. “I’m just imagining the smiles on their faces when they get all their food,” said fifth-grade student Athena Williams. “I’m just really happy that they can eat without worrying or anything.” “It makes your heart warm,” added Ashlynn Wild, also in fifth grade/Scott Maben, SR. More here.



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D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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