Students help fill up county food pantries

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Roby CISD Students donated 5,391 cans and presented a check for $2500 to the Fisher County Food Pantry this year. Courtesy Photo)

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Aspermont students braved the cold to help unload the 3500 cans of food they collected (Courtesy Photo)

Dozens of high school and elementary students from Aspermont, Roby, and Rotan school districts have spent the past few weeks gathering thousands of cans and raising near as much money to assist local food banks in serving local individuals and families in need.

Spearheaded by districts’ National Honor Society students, the food drive had school gifted and talented programs, high school seniors and elementary students gathering over almost 10,000 cans of food and raising several thousand dollars. The collections were donated to local food pantries that serve hundreds of those in need across the two counties.

Food bank directors expressed their appreciation for the donations, saying what the students have collected over the past few weeks will feed those in need for months to come. County Food Pantries depends heavily on donations. The pantries focus on assisting seniors over 60 and disabled individuals but often help others in need with emergency boxes.

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