Mission Durango

Highlands Ranch St. Luke’s United Methodist Church youth members, from left, Chloe Richeson, 12; Kara Metcalfe, 14; Hannah Smith, 14; Ransom Tyson, 13; and Abby Suntken, 13, pass boxes of eggs Wednesday at the Durango Food Bank. Thirty-six junior-high students are in Durango for their annual mission, this year gathering food and cash at grocery stores around the county and volunteering at the food bank. So far this week, they have raised more than $500 and more that 800 pounds of food. Enlarge photo

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Highlands Ranch St. Luke’s United Methodist Church youth members, from left, Chloe Richeson, 12; Kara Metcalfe, 14; Hannah Smith, 14; Ransom Tyson, 13; and Abby Suntken, 13, pass boxes of eggs Wednesday at the Durango Food Bank. Thirty-six junior-high students are in Durango for their annual mission, this year gathering food and cash at grocery stores around the county and volunteering at the food bank. So far this week, they have raised more than $500 and more that 800 pounds of food.