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Prince George's County high school students collect roughly 4,000 cans for peers in need

Prince George's County high school students collect roughly 4,000 cans for peers in need (ABC7)

Students from three Prince George’s County Public schools participated in a friendly competition, to collect food for their peers who will need assistance over the winter break.

In the end, students from Crossland High School, Friendly Senior High School and Oxon High School, collected roughly 4,000 cans.

On the last day before winter break, they spent time packing boxes inside the gym at Friendly Senior High School.

School Board Member Ed Burroughs says there are 123 homeless students in District 8.

“The reality is that when we shut down our cafeterias on December 22nd, we don’t reopen them until January the 2nd, which means that our students could go hungry in the interim time period,” said Burroughs.

“I know firsthand how it can personally affect someone’s else life,” said alum Keith Holland.

Holland first understood that every little bit counts when he was a freshman at Friendly Senior High School.

His family enrolled in the same program that will benefit from the student’s competition.

“This school just made sure they were very discreet about letting us know.I’m forever grateful for that,” said Holland.

Friendly Senior High School students won the contest, but in the end they say they are all winners.

“We had a limited amount of time and we raised as much cans as we could and it felt good,” student Daniel Raymond said.

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