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School, community feed 1,500 students and families

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A school cafeteria opened later than usual to feed 1,500 people — James Monroe Elementary students and their families — in a community-wide effort to spread holiday cheer.

The annual Monroe Family Holiday Dinner was organized by school staff and the Chicano Correctional Workers Association, whose members contributed into a fund to pay for the meals.

Numerous community organizations and volunteers, from Madera and nearby areas, helped put on the event Wednesday.

Monroe school principal Kimberly Bitter said she was amazed to see the outpouring of help...


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