The Heartland's Generosity Is In Full Force

By: Jacki Ochoa Email
By: Jacki Ochoa Email

The generosity of the Heartland is in full force this holiday season, but the need is even greater. Schools and organizations all over the metro have been collecting food for our community's less fortunate.

Students at Holy Cross in Omaha are getting creative with their donations. Their principal is incredibly proud of their participation in their annual food drive. "Part of the mission of our school is to promote Christian service," Principal Chris Nelson said. "This is an opportunity for them to demonstrate what that looks like."

Maybe it was the fancy sign or the beautiful weather, but the St. Vincent de Paul's "Stuff the Bus" campaign has been doing really well too. "It's going great," Carol Atherton said. "Last year, we didn't have this much after two days and already we've got it."

Students at Adams Elementary have been doing their part. They have collected over 2,000 cans of food, well exceeding their goal too. "It's a great cause," said Denys Shafer. "I know the food banks are really low this time of year and there's a huge need out there for it. So, our students have just been really great at just giving and giving."

Although, they've reached their donation goals, many know there is always more that can be done.

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