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Three Bossier Parish schools jump start "Operation Blessing"

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students at Rusheon Middle School load up donated canned food students at Rusheon Middle School load up donated canned food
BOSSIER PARISH, La. -

Three Bossier Parish schools got a jump start on collecting canned food for elderly and needy residents within the parish. It's called "Operation Blessing", the food bank run by the Bossier Sheriff's Office.

T. O. Rusheon Middle School, R. V. Kerr Elementary and Bossier High School all challenged each other in a "canning the competition." The goal was to see who could collect the most food items and Rusheon Middle School was the big winner. All three schools collected over 4,000 canned goods.

Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington visited the school to help the kids load up the canned goods. Whittington says this is just a small way of giving back to the community.

"In our line of work, we come across people that a lot of times through no fault of their own, find themselves in a predicament, a bad situation. This certainly won't sustain anyone but it's just kind of a helping hand for when they're down and might need a little help" says Sheriff Whittington.

The Bossier Sheriff's Office has placed barrels throughout the parish at the substations for anyone who would like to donate canned goods and non-perishable food items.

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