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Students step up for families in need

Parker Whitney students gather canned goods for Kids Can donation program
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For about a month, Parker Whitney Elementary students were on a mission to gather canned goods. It was all part of KCRA 3 Kids Can, a national campaign that began in 1987 with 24 participating schools and has since grown to include more than 480 schools partaking across the U.S. From Oct. 14 through Nov. 9, the sixth-graders at Parker Whitney collected cans of food and non-perishable items that will help fill the shelves of some of the local food banks for at least six months. Crossroads Community Church packed the boxes and added fresh fruits, vegetables and a turkey for the Holiday Food Basket, made from donations, and distributed them into the community to families in need. ~ Staff report