CHS leadership students collect 3 tons of food, clothes for needy classmates

Leadership Food Drive

Crestview High leadership program students — including senior Camron Clark, junior Jared Bufkin and sophomore Matthew Bottom — disappear behind a wall of canned corn Dec. 19 as they unpack food donations.

BRIAN HUGHES / News Bulletin
Published: Tuesday, December 24, 2013 at 11:36 AM.

CRESTVIEW — Tomorrow, thousands of North Okaloosa residents will unwrap their Christmas presents.

But the holiday came early for families of underserved Crestview High School students, who browsed 35 6-foot-long tables of food and 10 round tables of clothing on Thursday.

More than 6,000 canned goods and $1,000 in cash donations were among CHS students' contributions for them.

See photos of leadership students unpacking donated food and clothes here>>

Prior to the giveaway, 50 leadership program students unpacked nearly 3 tons of food donated for more than 40 classmates' families.

"This is compassion right here," digital design teacher Yolanda Porter said. "This is good. These are good kids."

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