Canned food drive aids needy families

Third-graders use school service project to help during holiday

Third-grade students at Rod Kelley Elementary School gather around all the canned foods they collected for their community service project. The cans were then donated to the Salvation Army.

With a yearlong, school-wide theme of “Changing the World,” third-grade students at Rod Kelley Elementary School decided as their community service project to hold a canned food drive for local needy families for the Thanksgiving holiday.

The third-graders partnered with the Salvation Army and even created a kickoff video to open their food drive. As a result, hundreds of cans were donated by families of students at all grade levels within the Rod Kelley school community.

Representatives from the Salvation Army came Nov. 16, the last day of school before the Thanksgiving break, to collect the cans and then deliver them to needy families for the holiday.

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