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Westport Middle School students host CANstand, help fight hunger

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Angela Osting Angela Osting
Kierra Lewis Kierra Lewis

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – Students and staff at Westport Middle School collected, sorted and stacked food donations Wednesday to help fight hunger in Jefferson County.

Members of the school took part in YUM! Brands second annual CANStand Day of Giving in honor of Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer's Give A Day Campaign that aims to boost volunteerism.

"It's not just enough to give. It's important to teach others to give as well and to teach the next generation that they need to be part of helping people in their community," said Angela Osting, YUM! Brand Foundation Manager.

From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., the student body collected non-perishable food items along with cash donations at the school's soccer field. Crews also set up a drive-thru carpool lane for quick and easy drop-off donations.

"It makes me feel good just to know that I'm making an impact on somebody else's life," said Kierra Lewis, a 7th grader at Westport Middle School.

Students thanked supporters with glasses of fresh lemonade and prizes in exchange for donations.

WAVE 3 News' Dawne Gee was also on hand to help out.

All donations collected at the event will go to the Dare to Care Food Bank to help feed those in need in Jefferson County.

Last year, Chenoweth Elementary collected over 1,500 pounds of canned goods and over $400 in cash donations at the inaugural CANstand.

The YUM! Brands Foundation launched the CANstand campaign in 2010.

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