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Whispering Oak Elementary gathers thousands of canned goods for food drive

The school collected about 4500 canned goods to benefit Southeastern Food Bank.
by: Eric Gutierrez Staff Writer

Whispering Oak Wildcats gathered thousands of cans of non-perishable goods in a food drive that will benefit local families.

The school held its annual food drive from Nov. 11 to 20, and the Wildcats were able to collect about 4500 non-perishable goods. One student even donated a whopping 283 cans of food on his own. The food will be going to Southeastern Food Bank and will feed local families in need. 

“Having the kids do (the food drive) teaches them about helping others because sometimes they don’t there’s a need out there,” said Instruction Coach Cathy Moore, who leads the food drive every year. “It makes me feel proud that we’re able to give back to our local community.”

Eric Gutierrez is a staff writer with the West Orange Times & Observer and the West Orange Observer. He graduated from the University of Central Florida in 2015 with a double major in Journalism and Political Science. Contact Eric at...

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