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Sherman students 'Feed the Need'

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Grayson Christian School students pack food and literature bound for Haiti. (KTEN) Grayson Christian School students pack food and literature bound for Haiti. (KTEN)

SHERMAN, Texas -- School kids in Sherman are helping to Feed the Need of people living far away in Haiti.

On Thursday, students at Grayson Christian School packed bags full of pinto beans, dried vegetables, vita-mix and rice to send off to the impoverished Caribbean island.

"I think that you can see there's a lot of excitement here," said Principal Greg Rostyne. "They're really excited about just helping, and knowing that what they're doing today is going to help another kid somewhere else."

"It feels really good to help people," 11th grader Kennedy Howery added. "It feels really great to be providing people with food and stuff."

Just one bag can provide six meals.

"Not only are we trying to meet some needs for kids in another country that don't have food... that often eat dirt cookies... but it also gives a way for our kids to give back," Rostyne said.

The students also helped bind 10,000 Bibles to send along with the meals.

Organizers hoped the students took something away from the event.

"We're so blessed by the things that we have, and the availability of food, and the availability of information, and being able to go to church and to school," Rostyne said. "There's a lot of kids that don't get that opportunity, and to be able to see them know they're making a difference, that's what is exciting about it."

The school also raised money for the event. By noon on Thursday, they had collected $42,000 of their $50,000 goal.

"I was really excited about how much we had actually raised and how little time it took," Kennedy said. "It was really, really cool."

This is the first year the school has put on a Feed the Need event.

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