Hannibal High School students and staff are looking to raise 5,000 pounds of food to help those in need.
The school is participating in the WGEM Fall Harvest School Challenge for the first time. Right now, the school has collected more than 1,800 pounds of food.
They've also raised $225 in hopes of buying more non-perishable items.
Organizer Mindy Prenger says this isn't only a good cause but an educational experience for the students.
"The need is high and when they see the collections come in, we also do the Buddy Back Pack Program. And so they have seen those collections come in and they know how much of a vital piece it is for those kiddos to have those ," Prenger said.
The collections will be donated to the local Salvation Army.
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