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      Students collect food to benefit Heartland food bank

      <p>Students were at Wal-Mart and Hy-Vee collecting money and non-perishable food-items for the Central and Northeast Missouri Food Bank.</p>

      Truman State University students braved the cooler temperatures Sunday all for a good cause.

      Students were at Wal-Mart and Hy-Vee collecting money and non-perishable food-items for The Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri.

      The drive is part of a health and nutrition class project and has been going on all week. It's a project that students say is rewarding.

      ??On weekdays on campus we set up tables to raise money and Saturday we were at Wal-Mart and today [Sunday] we're at Hy-Vee for a total of eight hours,?? said Truman student Erica McBride.

      Students say this project has been in the works since the start of the semester and they've met outside of class to make sure it would be a success. ??It wakes a lot of hard work not just from students, but the community as well. It's really great of the community to come out here and support everybody,?? said Sara Amini-Rad, co-chair of the publicity committee.

      The food drive was a success; they raise over $4,000, that's $400 more than their intended goal.