An annual event in North Dakota to fill the floor of the Fargodome football stadium with food donated for the needy at holiday time continues to grow.

Students from about 50 schools participated this year in the 12th Fill the Dome event. Students sold a record 17.1 tons of food bags at sponsoring grocery stores in the area.

Sophie Frappier, left, and McKenzie Burian, two seniors at Davies High School in Fargo, N.D., pose on top a stack of canned goods during the annual
Sophie Frappier, left, and McKenzie Burian, two seniors at Davies High School in Fargo, N.D., pose on top a stack of canned goods during the annual “Fill The Dome” food drive on Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018 at the Fargodome. The event is a competition of sorts for 50 schools around the region to see who can solicit the most food for needy families. Davies won this year’s award for most food collected. (AP Photo/Dave Kolpack)

Combined with food drives from the schools, collections from citizens and financial donations, their work will provide about 300,000 meals for needy families.

Food is stacked the floor of the Fargodome in Fargo, N.D., on Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018, as part of an annual food drive by students from about 50 schools in the eastern North Dakota and western Minnesota area. The
Food is stacked the floor of the Fargodome in Fargo, N.D., on Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018, as part of an annual food drive by students from about 50 schools in the eastern North Dakota and western Minnesota area. The “Fill The Dome” event began 12 years ago and this year’s participants set a record by selling 17.1 tons of food bags at participating grocery stores. Officials say it will provide 300,000 holiday meals for needy families. (AP Photo/Dave Kolpack)

Fargo Davies High School senior Sophie Frappier, whose school collected the most food, says there’s a lot of prime in winning that competition but adds that it’s all “for the greater good.”

Source: The Associated Press

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