Middle school hosts food drive

ALBANY, Ga. -- On Thursday morning, the students at Radium Springs Middle School wrapped up a three-week holiday food drive. In three weeks, the students succeeded in collecting more than 300 pounds of canned goods and nonperishable items to help feed the hungry.

The entire school collected food to support the drive which was organized with the help of members of school-sponsored clubs including the S.A.V.E. Club, the Student Council, FBLA and TASCO.

Melvenia Dixon, a career development teacher at Radium Springs Middle, explained these clubs are service-based organizations and more than 70 student members worked together on the food drive.

"The students in these clubs came together with each other and as a school to put on this food drive to feed people," Dixon said.

Dixon said the annual food drive is a good way for students to give back to their community.

As a special reward for their work on the canned food drive, the class that collected the most food will be rewarded with a pizza party.

"They collected around 90 pounds of food just from that one class," Dixon said.

"We're really proud of our students," said assistant principal Kimberly Thompson. "They've done an excellent job."

Previous drives have donated to other charitable organizations in the area including the Albany Rescue Mission.