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Shannon Patnaude, left, shows Nicholas and Matthew Vergo how to seal a box filled with bags of food at Marco Island Charter Middle School.

Joanna Chau special to the Eagle Shannon Patnaude, left, shows Nicholas and Matthew Vergo how to seal a box filled with bags of food at Marco Island Charter Middle School.

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Shannon Patnaude, left, shows Nicholas and Matthew Vergo how to seal a box filled with bags of food at Marco Island Charter Middle School.
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Marco dentist, Andrew Derwin, closes another completed box of meals at the packing event at Marco Island Charter Middle School on Saturday.
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Lely High School Honor Society member, Rachal Hausin, packs bags in a box bound for the Harry Chapman Food Bank at the Kids Against Hunger of SW Florida packing event at Marco Island Charter Middle School.
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Morgan Maile helps sort bags of fortified rice, beans and dried vegetables on Saturday at the Kids Against Hunger of SW Florida packing event at Marco Island Charter Middle School.
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Victoria Zelner, left, and Ashlee Reese affix labels to packages of macaroni. The girls volunteered to help package meals that will be shipped to disadvantaged people.
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Brothers, Nicholas and Matthew Vergo, help seal a box packed with fortified meals for the needy on Saturday at the Kids Against Hunger of SW Florida packing event at Marco Island Charter Middle School.

The Marco Island Rotary clubs and Kids Against Hunger of Southwest Florida called on other local organizations, individuals and families to assemble 100,000 meals and raise $15,000. With a larger turnout of volunteers, they exceeded that, packing 114,552 fortified casseroles in two hours and raising more than $16,000.

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