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Congratulations to the Students at IB Charter for Collecting 1278 items of Food for the IB Optimists Food Drive

Nov 15, 2019 04:22PM ● By Paul Spear
Congratulations to the Students at IB Charter for Collecting 1278 items of Food for the IB Optimists Food Drive. 

Congratulations to the students at IB Charter for raising 1278 items of food which included cans and boxes during their canned food drive.  The students were working in conjunction with the Imperial Beach Optimists who collected the food from the school and delivered it to the Nestor Good Neighbor Center located at the Nestor United Methodist Church.

A contest was held between the classes to see who could raise the most food with the winners receiving a Pizza Party. Winning in the Kindergarten through Third grade category were the students in Room 22 of Ms. Bajo's first grade class. They raised 202 food items. The winning of the 4th through 8th grade category was Room 7 of Ms. Gate's class who brought in 131 food items.

After the Imperial Beach Optimists collected the food from the students at IB Charter it was then loaded on a truck and taken and given to the Nestor Good Neighbor Center. The cans and boxes of food took up four large pallets. Once at Nestor the truck driver along with the help of Optimists Captain Willian Zidbeck USN Ret., Henry Vaca and Debra Rosin of the Good Neighbor Center took the food off of the pallets and put them on dollies and taken inside to the pantry at the center. 

The Nestor Good Neighbor Center is located across the street from the Nestor United Methodist Church at 1120 Nestor Way, San Diego, CA 92154 for the food program.

Photo credit: Henry Vaca-Escandon

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