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Local students support Bread to the Nations

Students from New Testament Christian School display the reusable shopping bags they collected in January to benefit Bread to the Nations. Students who participated were (back, left to right) Jordyn Marshall, Levi Lotti, Theo Long, Brianna Jackson, Johnny Jackson, (front) Tatianna Bartone and Victoria Jackson. (Contributed)

During the month of January, students from New Testament Christian School in Alexandria collected more than 100 reusable shopping bags and empty medicine bottles to benefit Bread to the Nations.

The items will be sent to Haiti with teams travelling in the upcoming months. Empty medicine bottles are used for dispensing medicine.

The bags will be given to mothers to carry Medika Mamba, a peanut butter substance used to treat malnourished children.

Bread to the Nations is a Christ-centered nonprofit organization working in Carrefour, Haiti. It runs an outpatient program to serve moderate to severe malnourished children with Medika Mamba.

Medika Mamba is manufactured in Haiti and is specifically designed to help pull children ages 6 months to age 5 out of the malnutrition hole.

To donate reusable shopping bags, medicine bottles or to offer financial support, contact Tammy Hagstrom at (320) 815-5348. For information, visit breadtothenations.

org or contact the school at (320) 763-4050 or