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Rapid City Catholic School fights hunger in Honduras

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Children at a Rapid City school packed box after box Friday to fight hunger in Honduras.

Preschoolers all the way up to high school seniors helped to send 100,000 meals to Honduras.  The effort is part of the Sixth Annual Packing Hope Day at St. Elizabeth Seton Elementary.

The Rushmore Rotary Club also presented a $1,000 check to the school to help buy more food.

School officials hope the day teaches students about the importance of helping those in need.

"It's part of our mission to do service and to help those less fortunate.  It's a good opportunity to teach the kids about poverty and hunger in the world," said principal Colleen Lecy.

"I was actually part of the Honduras team last year.  So I've seen the people and I've seen the need and it's so great.  And this just makes me feel like I can actually help them in some way," said Elizabeth Carreiro, a senior in high school.

Each student was responsible for raising at least $20 to help pay for all the meals.

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