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Blackfoot school helps those in need

Idaho Science and Technology Charter School in Blackfoot has found a fun way to get kids involved in giving back to the community.

During their second annual canned food drive, they decided to get the kids involved in a “canstruction” project.

The seventh and eighth graders got to construct something out of cans, but it had to go along with the theme of Solving World Hunger.

The results were creative and got the kids to work towards a common goal.

They could only use cans that were brought for the food drive. So the more they brought, the bigger and better their creations would be.

Eighth grader Aurelio Chapa said that it was “awesome to see all of the cans come in”.

His team made a fork and pie slice out of the cans, while other teams made a chess board or a Superman symbol, among others.

In total, the school was able to get 2,247 cans, and only 259 students attend the school.

Teacher Amy Flickinger said that she “hopes that in the future, they can establish an annual competition between schools in the district to see who can get the most cans.”

The cans received Wednesday will be going into Christmas boxes that the Community Dinner Table will be giving out, on Tuesday, Dec. 22nd.

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