Charlottesville High students donate money to Food Justice Network

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (NEWSPLEX) -- One local agriculture network received a monetary donation from one of the most unlikely of places on Wednesday.

The Charlottesville High School student organization known as the "Student Investiment Group" donated $1,000 to the Charlottesville Food Justice Network. The Student Investiment Group picks a charity or cause every year to raise funds for, and then presents that money to a related group.

The Charlottesville Food Justice Network is a collection of 20 organizations that focus on creating a healthier food community in Charlottesville. The network helps fund and promote projects such as the City Schoolyard Garden.

Student representatives from the group presented the check to members of the Food Justice Network, and they said they picked them because of the impact the network has on the area.

"They are able to reach so many people because of how many organizations they collaborate with. Plus, the work they do to grow food, serve food, and teach food, is awesome," said Lucas Higgins, a member of the Student Investiment Group.

He says that he hopes their student organization inspires others to help local causes.

"No matter what you can help the community. We're not an old group of people, we're high school students We were able to raise a good amount of money, and help the Charlottesville community. I think that anybody can do that," he said.

To learn more about the Charlottesville Food Justice Network, click on the link in the Related Links box.

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