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Pantry Raid pits schools against each other to benefit the needy

It's a friendly competition that helps the needy, and gives an East Texas school bragging rights for an entire year. The Pantry Raid, which benefits the East Texas Food Bank, is taking place this week.

John Tyler and Robert E. Lee students are working hard to collect the most food, and they are getting some help.

"We've gone to all the Senate members and asked them to bring 40 cans apiece and then we also out bags on doors steps in several neighborhoods in Tyler," said Lamar DeLong, the Robert E. Lee Pantry Raid chairman.

"We have donations from companies and feeders, schools like Ramey, Pete, Ore...and also companies. We had companies donate over $1,000 in canned foods," said Jerron Walker, the John Tyler student body president.

The winner of this year's Pantry Raid will be announced friday during the John Tyler - Robert E. Lee football game.

Molly Reuter, reporting. mreuter@kltv.com  

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