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Mount Pisgah Christian Academy student Malayia Brown pours beans into a shoot to be bagged as part of Feed the Need, an event that allows the Oliver Springs school to combine fundraising with providing meals for the hungry. Jack Freer, right, waits his turn to add dehydrated vegetables. Second-grade teacher Becky Taylor, left, and Heather Justice stand ready to help younger students with the project.
MOUNT PISGAH CHRISTIAN ACADEMY STUDENTS WORK TO FEED the NEED

“On your mark ... get set ...  go!”

With that call over the loudspeaker in Oliver Springs’ Mount Pisgah Christian Academy’s gym on Tuesday, two separate tables of students began scooping rice and beans into bags in a competition to be the first to fill a box with 20 meals.

“This is the day they’ve been working for,” said educator Megan Burnham.
The work with Feed the Need, a program through Champion Events, helps participants like Mount Pisgah combine fundraising with providing meals for the hungry.