Sunrise students give back

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BISMARCK, N.D. - One thousand dollars is a lot of money for fifth graders to raise, but that is just what Sunrise elementary students did in their read-a-thon. Today, they spent that money on people in need.

The class went to the Walmart in north Bismarck to purchase items for the Backpack for Kids program. This community effort helps children identified as homeless.

The sunrise students shopped for non-perishable food items that were also nutritional.

“It means a lot to me to know that I'm helping someone who needs food,” said Zahn Gisinger, fifth grader.

The event provided students with a real-life math lesson.

Each group of four had a budget of around $60, and they could not spend more than that.