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BOISE -- In midst of all these school budget cuts, the Hawthorne Elementary School in Boise got a huge donation Thursday for students and their families.

Albertsons on Vista Avenue donated $2,000 in food donations and school supplies that the kids were eager to unwrap.

The store s director says a surplus of school supplies was found in a storage area, and they wanted to make sure they got put to good use. Those supplies included crayons, markers, pencils, rulers and reams of paper.

Albertsons also provided $400 in gift cards to support school families struggling with food security.

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