Hamilton students donate 60,000 lbs. of food to Shared Harvest

By Tiffany Teasley – bio | email

HAMILTON, OH (fox19)- It's a labor of love from the classroom to the community.

"I feel like this is a blessing," said Hamilton student Ricardo Ferrer.

For the past six weeks students in the Hamilton School District have been collecting canned goods and personal hygiene products for their "Fill That Bus" Food Donation Drive.
"We actually raised over 500 cans, which really surprised me because like I said, we're really small," said Hamilton student, Siana Cecere.
Now they've filled 21 buses, bursting at the seams with food
"So, far it looks like we over did it," Ferrer said.
One by one, they're unloading the boxes of food onto these three huge struck trucks.
"They're all full, there's no empty space," Ferrer.
"I understand there's between 1500 and 2,000 boxes of food, so that will make an incredible difference in the lives of so many people," said Hamilton Schools Superintendent Janet Baker.
The food will be shipped to the Shared Harvest Food Bank,  ready to fill up families across Butler County.
"It's going to take a couple of trucks to load up all the food that people have donated for shared harvest, so it's just a fantastic drive," said Bob Long of the Shared Harvest Food Bank.
And students know they're more than just donations, they could be the difference in someone's life.
"It's nice to see people who have so little, giving so much," Cecere said.

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