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Fond du Lac food drive brings in 65 tons of food

Effort fails to set world record

FOND DU LAC, Wis. - A Fond du Lac food drive failed to set a world record this weekend but still brought in 65 tons of food for the needy.

The Reporter Media reported organizers of the Food for Freedom drive were trying to set a record for volume of food raised in a 24-hour period. The current record is just under 560,000 pounds.

The Fond du Lac team brought in about 130,000 pounds.

Jenny King is a Fond du Lac High School teacher and Food for Freedom board member. She says even though the group fell short of its goal, food pantries are getting tons of food they didn't have before.

Local food pantries say they're grateful for the work of the 500-plus volunteers. They say the donations will make a significant difference.

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