Valley school district sets goal to raise 75,000 pounds of canned food

We're talking about a goal of about 75,000 pounds of food. A valley school district is working to meet that goal with the help of the community and a wager paid in full.

"We're doing a fundraiser, and we're dying our hair because we got one box of cans we are dying our hair, the Principal's did it too, we're all doing it, it's super fun," said Jadyn Camilli, a 4th grader at Acacia Elementary.

The goal is 75,000 pounds of food, and with the community support they're poised to meet it.

"This is the third year of our food drive, and we've also engaged our faith-based partners and our business partners as well," said Jill Hicks, a spokesperson with the Washington Elementary School District.

Students at Acacia Elementary School joined students at the Washington Elementary School District's 31 other schools in the effort, along with churches and area businesses.

The students loved every minute of it.

"We're best friends, we like hanging out together, so I just picked her because she's nice and sweet, and I trust her doing my hair," said Jadyn.

"We always try to do things fun around here, and so the kids always get involved, and the teachers hype it up, and I think it is great for them to give back to their own community," said Principal Christine Hollingsworth.

You may see posters around town starting Thursday morning up and down 43rd Avenue and along Thunderbird. They're placing canned food all to benefit St. Mary's Food Bank.
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