The holiday season is a time to give and every year students in Exeter Public Schools do their part to provide food to the less fortunate.

Students at Wilson Middle School were able to accumulate more than 300 cans that were donated to the food closet at the Presbyterian Church on Nov. 23.

Lincoln Elementary School classrooms competed against each other for the title of class with the most cans. The winners of the competition with more than 400 cans were the students in Patty Bietz's class. Coming in at a close second with 371 cans were the students in Shevon Lavely's class. Altogether Lincoln students donated more than 1,000 cans. The cans will be distributed to 16 families in the area by the Exeter Eagles Ladies Auxiliary. The Auxiliary also provides a turkey and spices to the families to complete their Thanksgiving meal.

The two classes will receive a pizza party sponsored by Hole in the Wall Pizza.

Holding a food drive is a simple way to make more food available for people who face emergencies or the lingering effects of poverty. People need to eat everyday and the need for donated food for the charities that provide help, never seems to end.

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