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Area high schools kicked off this year’s Student Hunger Drive with a talent show Monday, October 1, 2012.

The show winners from Orion High School got 2,000 pounds of food donated to help their school launch its drive for non-perishable food for River Bend Foodbank.

River Bend Foodbank distributes millions of pounds of food to about 300 agencies that help the hungry in 22 counties in Iowa and Illinois.

During the Student Hunger Drive, area schools spend six weeks in the fall to partner with community leaders to collect food to help the Foodbank.   Student volunteers collect the food, package it and deliver it to the foodbank. 

The annual Student Hunger Drive is held in the Quad Cities as well as in Charlotte, North Carolina and in Northern Indiana.

News 8 is a proud sponsor of the 2012 Student Hunger Drive.