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2018 Cans for Kids Food Drive hopes to beat last year’s numbers

West Texas Food Bank logo (Source: Facebook) West Texas Food Bank logo (Source: Facebook)
ODESSA, TX (KWES) -

The West Texas Food Bank and Ector County Independent School District are teaming for the 2018 Cans for Kids food drive April 17-27.

“Cans for Kids is one of my favorite food drives for the West Texas Food Bank,” said Food Bank Executive Director Libby Campbell. “We are always excited when kids turn out to help other kids. We know 40% of the clients the Food Bank serves are under the age of 18, and it warms my heart to see the kiddos so willing to help their friends who may be suffering from hunger.”

The food drive will kick off at Reagan Elementary at 9 a.m. Tuesday as last year's winners perform a ribbon cutting ceremony.

Last year students from all ECISD campuses collected over 31,148 pounds of food, raised over $920 in support of the West Texas Food Bank.

Every ECISD campus participates by collecting as many nonperishable food items as they can. All items will be collected on April 27th and tallied by the West Texas Food Bank. The winning campuses will be recognized, and each student bringing a monetary or food donation will be entered into a drawing for great prizes.

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