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Huntington students donate their penny drive proceeds to food pantry

HUNTINGTON, TX (KTRE) -

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

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

Wednesday, the studentspresented the Huntington Food Pantry with supplies for their food bank, so theycan help the nearly 200 people that visit the pantry every week.

"We didn't know whatto expect, until after the first few days we had $550," said Angela Haney, a3rd grade teacher at Huntington Elementary. "It just grew to $1,300 in pennies."

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

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

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