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The 30th annual Hanover Foods Feed-A-Friend Marathon, held Dec. 9 to 11 on WHVR 1280 AM, raised 155,727 food items, exceeding its goal of 128,000.
Businesses, schools, organizations and individuals participated in the marathon, with the largest school donation from the staff and students at South Western High School, who raised 13,923 items.
The pledged items will help New Hope Ministries provide food to the area’s hungry during the holidays and throughout the year. Monetary donations from the marathon are being used for perishable and canned food items to stock the shelves of the organization's Hanover Food Pantry.
According to a news release from the radio station, Joan McAnall, WHVR co-president, said, "We are grateful for the overwhelming generosity of the greater Hanover community in their support of the Feed-A-Friend Marathon.
"Because of the generous pledges made this year, New Hope Ministries will be able to provide food to hundreds of needy families well into the new year."

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