NORFOLK, Va. - Local students are doing their part to help fight hunger and youcan help too!
Students performed skits about hunger at the Foodbank onTidewater Drive in Norfolk. 30 public and private high schools onthe Southside are collecting non-perishable food items. Thoseschools include Kellam, Landstown, Booker T. Washington, AtlanticShores Christian, Granby, I.C. Norcom, Kempsville, andTallwood.
The nationwide "Feeding America" network campaign is meant tobuild leadership, volunteerism, and community involvement, whilehelping families in need.
WAVY & Fox 43's Nicole Livas gave thanks and inspirational words to the students as theykicked off their campaign.
Daniel Midgett is a senior at Atlantic Shores Christian Schoolin Virginia Beach. "We'll put out branches and boxes at banks andrestaurants and we have a church and elementary school associatedwith our school so we'll put out as many boxes as we can andencourage people to bring it in," he told WAVY.com. "We do itbecause we want to help those who don't have food like we do, andwe know it's not a fun feeling to be hungry."
The students weren't the only ones performing Tuesday night, the"Joe Gosman Band" provided live entertainment as well.
Last year the students collected over 70,000 pounds of food. Thegoal this year is to collect over 100,000 pounds.
The student food drive ends on November 11 with an awardscelebration luncheon at the Foodbank on Tidewater Drive in Norfolk,at 11:00 a.m. FOX43 TV is a proud sponsor of the event.
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