Nice Hills Center College raises £ 12,000 of groceries for households in want – CBS Pittsburgh
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Pleasant Hills Middle School continued its Thanksgiving tradition, hoping all families will have a delicious meal this holiday season.
After collecting donations for three weeks, the students sent a special delivery to the West Elizabeth Food Bank.
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“This year has been a phenomenal year,” said science teacher Kevin Gennaula. “Last year was a bit of a setback with COVID and this year we wanted to come back really strong.”
They raised the most donations of all time, from 12,000 pounds of grocery to paper products to a check for $ 1,000.
“These families need all of that food, and it’s really good that we have so much,” said student Riley McCabe.
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The students give the donations to the West Elizabeth Food Bank in the Olivet Presbyterian Church.
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It will serve hundreds in the community including those in Elizabeth, Jefferson Hills, and Clairton.
But principals said it also teaches students the importance of giving back.
“It is good to teach the children to help others in the community who need it,” said Gennaula. “There are many who need food at this time of year, so just learn to help others.”
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A lesson that students McCabe and Imani Martin already understand. You started volunteering for the food campaign two years ago.
“I really enjoy helping people, and I think it was fun helping people and knowing you’ve done something good,” said McCabe.
“Our whole school is full of pride and empathy,” said Imani. “It’s just nice to see others happy.”
The two said this will not be the last time they will donate.
“I like to do nice things to help other people in need,” said Martin.
You plan to always serve hearty meals and smiles during the holiday season.
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Pleasant Hills Middle School has hosted this food drive for more than 20 years.