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School puts down pencils to help feed thousands of local families in need

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MOSCOW, Idaho - There was only one test at Logos School in Moscow, Idaho, Thursday and it didn't involve any pencils or books.

Their goal was to see if the student body can fill 10,000 bags with food. 

"What we have done is transformed our gym into a packing warehouse," said Gene Liechty, the school's marketing and development director. 

The school cancelled classes for Thursday. Instead students from kindergartners to seniors filled the gymnasium, and filled bags with various types of soups that would be distributed to a number of food shelters in the area. 

Each bag is capable of feeding a family of six. 

"We have a chance right now to help families on the Palouse. There are about 15% of them that can't afford to feed their families through the month," said Alec Engribiteson, a student. 

The school teamed up with Homestead Ministries and various businesses in the area to help needy families in the community through a campaign called "Feed the Need". While the school has done community service in the past, they've never taken on a task this large. 

"We educate them everyday. Now it's time to grow their hearts," said Liechty. 

Students say they love getting the chance to help people in need, and getting out of class for the day is a bonus. 

"Doing this is much more fun than going to class, for sure," said Eden Schumaker, a student. 
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