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Durant students play key role in food drive

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Durant students help pack items for the Bryan County food drive. (KTEN) Durant students help pack items for the Bryan County food drive. (KTEN)
Durant students load food for the Bryan County food drive. (KTEN) Durant students load food for the Bryan County food drive. (KTEN)

DURANT, Okla. -- The biggest food drive in Bryan County came to an end on Friday with hopes for record-breaking donations.

"We've seen it go through all different stages," said Pam Robinson of Bryan County United Way. "Today is the best of all! I've never seen so much food coming in, then we've got all these awesome volunteers that are helping us."

It's the 12th year of the food drive benefiting the hungry residents of Bryan County. The effort is organized by the United Way and Red River Ford.

"I don't have to worry about people being hungry," Robinson said.

Students at Durant Public Schools are among the biggest contributors to the project, donating more than 11,000 pounds of food this year.

"Some people don't have the money to buy the stuff for Thanksgiving," said student Jaxon Diviney. 

"I've been helped by stuff like this before, so like it means a lot to be able to help with stuff like this," student Brian Johnson added.

Everyone's goal was to make the 2019 food drive the biggest ever, and they might just do it.

"I really do think this is going to be a record-breaking year," said Pat Lynch of Red River Ford. "I mean, we've had such a great response from the community and it's amazing! You've been here all day... you've seen these kids... everybody is excited, everybody's got smiles. This is just absolutely terrific. I mean, it's pandemonium today, just phenomenal."

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Durant students play key role in food drive

Durant students help pack items for the Bryan County food drive. (KTEN) Durant students help pack items for the Bryan County food drive. (KTEN)

Students at Durant Public Schools contributed more than 11,000 pounds of food to the 12th annual Bryan County Food Drive.

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