The Times West Virginian

January 4, 2013

Monongah Elementary food drive a tradition

More than 2,400 items were collected

By Nicole Lemal
Times West Virginian

MONONGAH — When a challenge is set in front of them, Monongah Elementary students respond.

The call for help was announced in November. Teachers immediately started collecting canned items and personal-hygiene items after Thanksgiving for the school’s annual food drive, which has quickly become a tradition there.

“This is a very giving community,” principal Rob Moore said. “The people that live in this community are very giving. When they knew that we were trying to have a food drive to help people in the community, they were all for it.” 

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