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Huntington students donate their penny drive proceeds to food pantry

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HUNTINGTON, TX (KTRE) -

A little over a month ago, students at Huntington Elementary School started raising money.

They asked for pennies and had a goal of $500. After three weeks, the students went well above that; they brought in $1,300.

Wednesday, the students presented the Huntington Food Pantry with supplies for their food bank, so they can help the nearly 200 people that visit the pantry every week.

"We didn't know what to expect, until after the first few days we had $550," said Angela Haney, a 3rd grade teacher at Huntington Elementary. "It just grew to $1,300 in pennies."

"I'm so proud of the kids," said Sue McKee, the assistant director of the Huntington Food Pantry. It is so awesome to learn to help other people and to see how important it is."

The students still have money to spend. They want to pay for some landscaping improvements to the school and possibly get more supplies for the food pantry.

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