Utah principal hands out cereal for the holidays

Students at several Utah schools were given cereal to keep them fed during the holiday break.
Students at several Utah schools were given cereal to keep them fed during the holiday break.

Credit: Justin Sullivan

Credit: Justin Sullivan

Students at five Utah elementary schools will not go hungry during the Christmas break, thanks to the efforts of a principal.

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Shauna Worthington, principal at Oquirrh Elementary in Riverton, collected 2,700 boxes of cereal, the Salt Lake Tribune reported.

Worthington’s project, with assistance from the Utah Food Bank, will enable low-income students from five elementary schools to have breakfast over the holidays, the newspaper reported.

Worthington held an assembly at her school Thursday to hand out the cereal, which was given to students in gift-wrapped boxes.

Worthington put together a team Wednesday night to wrap the boxes so they would be ready for Thursday's assembly, KTVX reported.