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Morris Hill Elementary students support preservice teachers

The food donation is prepared for transport from Morris Hill Elementary School on Fort Riley to the food pantry in Bluemont Hall.

The relationship between Fort Riley and K-State has grown stronger thanks to crackers, Ramen noodles, oatmeal — and goodwill.

Students, teachers and staff members at Morris Hill Elementary School on Fort Riley recently donated items to the College of Education’s food pantry. Anna Haffner, clinical instructor and Morris Hill reading instructor, said the school’s community connections committee held a movie night, and the entrance fee was a food item donation.

“We work with K-State so closely with our preservice teachers, so why not use this an opportunity for a food drive,” Haffner explained. “We want people to feel like K-State is part of our family.”

Donations to the college’s food pantry are always welcome and can be arranged by contacting Tonnie Martinez, assistant professor, at tonnie@k-state.edu.