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      Students host door-to-door food drive

      Students from across the Valley went door-to-door with shopping carts on Friday to gather canned goods for the Food Bank RGV.

      Augustine Guerra, a Lyford senior, said he looked forward to using his day off from school to help the less fortunate in the community.

      "When there's a need in the community for people to take action you have to use what you have to help other people," he said.

      Other students from Raymondville, McAllen, Hidalgo and Harlingen met at the HEB on Morgan Street in Harlingen before descending onto neighboring streets.

      Melanie Villarreal was happy to see so many people filling up her cart with food.

      "I feel good to help people in need who don't have money to buy food."

      An estimated $7200 dollars worth of food were raised in all. It amounted to 24 shopping carts full of donated food between three different locations.

      This is the second year the students got together for the food drive. Guerra said each year it only gets bigger and better.