Donating food links students
The amount of food collected at Paperjack Elementary School outweighs some of the staff.
Students have collected more than 150 pounds of food as part of The Giving Chain Food Drive.
"They've been really good about remembering (to bring food)," said Angie Brown, school counselor and food drive organizer. "I think we've done pretty well for a school our size."
Each day more food trickles through the door, Brown said. Usually seeing other students donating acts as a reminder to bring food in.
"They see one person doing it and think 'Oh, I should do that too,'" Brown said.
Students who bring in an item get to write their name on a strip of paper. That strip is then linked to other strips to form a chain.
The food drive started Nov. 10 and will continue through Friday. All food collected will be donated to a local food shelf.