Jr. BETA Club organizes food drive at Longleaf Elementary

Jr. BETA Club organizes food drive at Longleaf Elementary

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - About 25 students from the Longleaf Elementary Jr. BETA club donated about 30 cases of food to a local food bank Thursday morning.

The students collected hundreds of boxes and cans of spaghetti sauce and noodles and presented them to the Edwards Street Fellowship to use in their food pantry. More than 1,100 packages of pasta and sauce were donated.

Fellowship's Director Ann McCullen thanked the school's principal and sponsors for letting the kids find out how easy it is to give back to others and what a difference they can make.

"If everybody does one small thing, it helps our neighbors and Hattiesburg's an even better place to live," McCullen said. "We are really thankful that these kids are learning that at the elementary age."

This is one of many projects that the school has done for the fellowship center.

"Some people don't always have the opportunity to get food because they don't have jobs," said Peyton Williamson, fifth grader and Jr. BETA Club president. "We just want to make sure that they are fed and that they know people love them."