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Block 10: This Is What Feeding Dreams Are Made Of

Rishika Dugyala and Erica Snow

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Dance Marathon 2016 raised $1,201,216, reaching a total of more than $1 million for the sixth consecutive year.

The finance committee announced early Sunday morning the primary beneficiary, Blessings in a Backpack, received $920,057. The money will go toward feeding food-insecure students over the weekend who rely on free or reduced meals during the school week.

This school year, DM was also able to pack a total of 13,048 bags of food for school children. Volunteers were able to feed roughly 200 Evanston children each weekend, said community engagement co-chair Marissa Mizroch, a former Daily staffer.

DM presented the Evanston Community Foundation, the secondary beneficiary of 19 years, with $102,228.

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