It's the season of giving and students at Rudolph Hennig stepped up big time.
In their sixth year since moving to the new school, students raised money and collected food donations for the Fort Saskatchewan Food Bank Christmas Hamper program.
"This was a good year. We raised more money and about the same amount of food as we did last year," said Lori Nelson, school counselor and one of the organizers of the food drive.
In total, 1,833 lbs of food and $526 were raised. The majority of the donations came from two classes.
"It is a competition. Mr. Reid's class has won it hands down for many years but this year we have to call it a tie. Mrs. Russell gave him a run for his money. She beat him in weight but he beat her in money."
Students helped load two pickup trucks that Heartland Ford donated to transport all the food Monday (Dec.10) afternoon.
"I think it's important for people to know that not only do we care but that they can be helped and they're not left out," said grade 7 student Lexus Lewis.