Amy Lindsey | GC News-Gazette Students unload the food as alliance staff help them to organize it.

Amy Lindsey | GC News-Gazette

Students unload the food as alliance staff help them to organize it.

As part of their "Be the Good" campaign, Grayson County Middle School held a "souper hero food drive" throughout November and part of October in order to help feed needy families in Grayson County.

Their goal was to collect two tons of food that they would deliver to the Grayson County Alliance Food Pantry.

They nearly reached that goal, collecting 3,297 pounds, which according to alliance Director Debbie Childress, is the largest donation it has received this year and will provide 2,748 meals to lower income families in Grayson County.

Seventh-grade team five collected nearly one-third of that, bringing in 1,000 pounds of food. Team five teachers include Kayla Spurgeon, Paige Lopez, Paige Shiarella and Shawn Decker.

Students and Cougar Zone staff delivered the food to the pantry on Thursday, filling four pallets. After the food was unloaded, students were given a tour of the food pantry and told how it works by the staff.

The students were very grateful for the opportunity to help:

Braden Clark would like to thank the middle school and the alliance for giving students the opportunity to help.

Izzy Silman said, "I'm glad we raised enough food for people who need it."

Emily Clark said, "It makes me feel happy to help the community."

Alexis Myers and Aleah Goss said they were glad to help the people who need it.