Project MANA trophy passed to Tuckee High School after intense canned food drive competition |

Project MANA trophy passed to Tuckee High School after intense canned food drive competition

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TRUCKEE, Calif. and#8212; Chris White, left, accepts the Project MANA trophy for Truckee High School and Dr. Putney, from Truckee Elementary School Principal Valerie Simpson. Students from area schools compete each year to collect the most non-perishable food items for local hunger relief agency Project MANA. and#8220;The students did a good job, and made a great effort in the competition and to support the community,and#8221; said Simpson. White noted the parents really got into it, as well, bringing in tie breakers for a total of 2,064 cans collected from Nov. 1-15. She added Project MANA is in need of donations throughout the year, not just the holiday season. Truckee Elemenntary students Sara Sawyer, Rafael Sanchez, Sergio Paniagua and Anja Weiss help Simpson pass the troph. Visit for information.

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