Liberty elementary students create a video to raise awareness about hunger

LIBERTY, Mo. - A fifth grade class in the Liberty School District is using YouTube as a way to collect even more donations for an annual food drive.

For Miss Caywood's fifth grade class at Shoal Creek Elementary, the lesson they learned on hunger is one that they can now watch over and over.
The class created their own YouTube video with what they learned.
"You could really see on their faces that it wasn't just an assignment from the teacher anymore that it was something they connected with," Deb Caywood said.
The students brought in some of the food they already collected by going door-to-door.
"I've donated cans and I'm going around the neighborhoods and asking if they would like to donate any. I've got like 3 boxes of cans so far," said Halle, a 5th grade student.
The kids are collecting the food through Thursday.
"We've gone even deeper than what I expected we would go because they've become passionate about it and started to understand how they could make a difference," Caywood said.
The food will be donated to the Liberty Community Christmas Tree Food Drive.

If you would like to donate, you can drop off non-perishable food to any Liberty Public School.
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