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Students fundraise for Feeding Frenzy, Cor Unum

by Samantha Libraty

Sophomore Mackenzie Dreese and eight of her friends are selling candy throughout the school this week for Feeding Frenzy, a fundraising campaign for Lawrence meal center Cor Unum.

Cor Unum is a non-profit “meal center, located in South Lawrence, that provides free, nutritious meals in a safe environment to anyone who is in need of food, regardless of race, color, creed, sex or way of life,” according to its website.

Dreese became involved with Cor Unum because her parents are involved in its Labels Are for Jars campaign, she said.

“Feeding Frenzy is a campaign to bring together thousands of Massachusetts teenagers to help feed thousands of hungry kids through Cor Unum,” she said.

“Amazingly, it costs only one dollar to provide a restaurant-quality meal for a hungry kid at Cor Unum,” she added.

Dreese is hoping to have more fundraisers throughout the year, because many students have shown interest in continuing to raise money, she said.

“We’re using Facebook to connect with as many teenagers as we can to collect as much money as we can,” she said.

Dreese and her friends hope to raise thousands of dollars for the cause, Dreese added.

“Cor Unum is a great place and program, and there aren’t many local causes that are so important. Usually people fundraise for things outside of their community, but Cor Unum is close by and a great place for people in need,” she said.

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