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Future leaders launch food drive

CARLSBAD — Students at the Army and Navy Academy are organizing a food drive to benefit the San Diego Food Bank. The drive, to help stock the shelves of the San Diego Food Bank during and after the holidays, will run through March 1, 2014.The entire sophomore class at Army and Navy Academy is involved in the project through their Leadership Education Training course, which prepares cadets for leadership roles while making them aware of their rights and responsibilities as American citizens.

According to the San Diego Food Bank, the most needed food items are:

— Canned beans

— Canned fruits and vegetables

— Canned meat & tuna

— Canned soups

— Cereal

— Dry or canned beans (low sodium)

— Mac & cheese

— Pasta

— Peanut butter

— Powdered milk

— Rice (brown or wild)

For more information on how to contribute to the Army and Navy Academy Food Drive, call Sgt. Veronica Parker-Davis at (760) 547-5187.

Students organizing the project include Hua Zhong, Zhengming Li, Joshua Rutledge, Crumbaker Crumbaker, Connor McClurg, Hunter Woods all of Carlsbad. From Encinitas, students involved are Alexander Ehrhart, Dmitrey Pease and Tristan Johnson with Gordon Sweeney of Oceanside, Jonah McMullin of San Marcos and Teodor Anderson Altafulla of Rancho Bernardo.