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A holiday tradition of giving back to the community

A holiday tradition of giving back to the community
Who says you can’t have a good time while doing a lot of good?

Since the early 1990s sixth graders at Crossroad Park elementary school in West Des Moines have made Thanksgiving baskets for the needy families in their area in conjunction with the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation, Farm Bureau Financial Services and teachers at the school. Then the students travel with volunteers from Farm Bureau to deliver the baskets to needy families in the area just in time for Thanksgiving.

It’s a gift of good food that comes from the heart.



Photos by Gary Fandel.