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Pasco sheriff extends gratitude to students for food collection efforts

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Two schools in Pasco County, Fla., were presented with a special visit by Pasco County Sheriff Chris Nocco today. The students of John Long Middle School in Wesley Chapel, Fla., and River Ridge High School in New Port Richey, Fla., were each awarded a trophy for efforts which amassed large quantities of canned food items during the Sheriff's Office 2013 Holiday Food Drive, held before the Christmas season.

Of all the educational institutions throughout Pasco County, both aforementioned schools achieved the "top donors" award and were given a trophy for display.

Pasco School Superintendent, Kurt Browning, joined Sheriff Nocco at the presentations, each offering words of praise and accolades for genuinely good deeds.

With the objective to accumulate canned goods and non-perishable food items to be given those less fortunate, the Sheriff's Office Holiday Food Drive amassed over 30,000 canned items, among other food stuffs. Sheriff Nocco delineated that most of the donations arrived via the school system's students and teachers.

The law enforcement agency's focus to assist the community's economically-hard-hit citizens enlisted both government and non-government entities. The school system provided a ripe arena from which abundant food donations evolved.

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