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Volunteers Jane Spies, left, and Mary Chapek organize and prepare to pack backpacks of food for Comanche Elementary School students. Teachers at the school have set up a food pantry to help feed students in need. School staff seeks donations and stocks the food they receive at the school. Volunteers, often retired Comanche teachers, then pack the backpacks that are sent home with students on weekends.

Food for thought

Last year, a first grade teacher at Comanche Elementary saw that some of his students were going hun …