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Students can make a difference fighting hunger

By Alison Nickle, anickle@wcyb.com
Published On: Oct 02 2012 09:48:37 PM CDT
KINGSPORT, Tenn. -

According to Second Harvest Food Bank hunger is a growing problem in our area and they say students can make a difference.

The fifth annual Student Food Drive challenge is now underway after a kick off at the food bank's warehouse in Kingsport Tuesday evening.

"Hunger can be found anywhere, and you just aren't sure. You just want to help everybody out," said Tri- Cities Christian School student Frances Bayly.

Eleven schools in eight counties are participating this year all in hopes to reach a new goal of 50,000 pounds of food. Students have from October 2nd thru November 8th to collect as much canned food as possible.

Students at Tri- Cities Christian School are even building a dragon in hopes to collect food.

"We got a green station wagon and we will all fill it with food and dress it up as a dragon; it will breathe fire and have a tail. We'll fill the car and it will have a bunch of food in it,” said Bayly

Food Drive Coordinator at Second Harvest Food Bank Megan Longtain loves seeing the students get involved, “they are so creative they really do talk about the need and they seem to understand the need.”

All of the food donated will go back out into our communities and help those in need here at home.