NACOGDOCHES, TX (KTRE) - After monthly food donations went down at HOPE Food Pantry, organizers at a Nacogdoches church took action to turn that around.
Member of the Westminster Presbyterian Church collected items to set an example for their youth to give back.
Filling another person's needs is the motivating factor for high school freshman Andrew Miller to lend a hand. The student, who is visiting his grandmother in Nacogdoches, brought in food items with the help of his friend.
"That's why God gives us things. The whole reason we have things is to give to other people," Miller said.
In fact, the church hosted the food drive to largely increase donations. According to the food pantry, food contributions have fallen this year.
"It makes you think about when you have all this food and some kid has barely anything and he may get a meal a week," Miller said.
Church members will continue to accept donation during the week. They have plans for their youth members to drop off items on Monday.