PORT CHESTER, N.Y. -- Port Chester Middle School was chosen as one of 11 winners nationwide in the Lead2Feed World Hunger Leadership Challenge.
The students from the middle school team expanded the school's garden to grow organic vegetables, which were donated to the Don Bosco Community Center. They were able to grow more than 1,000 pounds of food, 90 percent of which will be donated and 10 percent that will be used to educate students. The students also plan to increase community support for their project.
More than 300,000 middle and high school students from 1,500 schools participated in the challenge, which was designed to help kids improve their leadership skills through projects that focus on solving hunger. The school will receive $5,000 for their local charity partner.
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