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Associated Press, Published September 25 2013

Valley City State harvesting squash for the hungry

VALLEY CITY, N.D. — The entire freshman class at Valley City State University is slated to harvest squash for distribution at a food bank.

The squash harvest is slated on Thursday at a rural farm northwest of Valley City.

The school says about 200 students and others are slated to participate in the squash-picking at Dan Faust's farm. Faust is a retired pastor who grows buttercup squash for the Great Plains Food Bank, which distributes food throughout the state.

School officials say the squash harvest is in its third year and more than 50,000 pounds can be picked in a few hours.