Caney Valley Students Collect Food For Families In Need


Thursday, November 10th 2022, 4:45 pm



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Students at Caney Valley Schools in Ramona are putting together food boxes for their classmates in need. They've done this for a few years, but this one has already been the most successful.

In Meg Wilson's class at Caney Valley, the desks are pushed to the side, and a large stack of donated food sits on the floor.

"All I had to do was say hey we should do this, and they were like let's make it happen, jotting things down," Wilson said.

The students collect donations of non-perishable food every year and give them out to student's families during the holidays.

Each box has enough food for each family member to have three meals a day.

"This year we've had an increase in families, I think because of the mass inflation we're all dealing with, typically we have about 5 to 8, but this year we have twelve," Wilson said.

Wilson said she went through a time where she didn't have enough to eat. One of the school's custodians gave her food when she needed it, and that's how she came up with this idea.

Her students love doing it too. This year they've collected more than ever before.

Caleb Peck said he grew up in Ramona and loves being able to help his classmates.

"They've been there for me, and I can be there for them, sort of like I'm paying that back," Peck said.

Mrs. Wilson said she's so proud of her students for stepping up and taking care of each other.

And her students are proud to be a part of something so special.

"When you're blessed, you bless others," Luke Bowers said.

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