Dothan, AL - Yes, we can do good.
That's what students in Dothan City Schools are saying.
For the next month, each school will hold a food drive for the Wiregrass Area United Way Food Bank.
"It's going to be so important and so impactful. Because a lot of the food we do raise will go back into programs like the backpack program and the brown bag program, and feeding families that can't put food on the table at night," said Julie Gonzalaz, Wiregrass Area United Way Food Bank.
It's all thanks to a partnership between the Dothan Education Foundation, The Wiregrass Area United Way Food Bank, and the Wiregrass Commons Mall.
"There are so many community partners involved in this, but it's about the students coming in and doing something they've already done with the food collection, and going to the next level with it," said Tami Culver, President, Dothan Education Foundation.
The teams will take the cans they collect, and design and build structures at Wiregrass Commons Mall.
"I think it's going to be a lot of fun to build stuff with cans. We'll get to do a lot extra. Sometimes like we get to other things than sitting in class doing work," said Shimaya Russaw.
While they may be out of class, leaders say the students are still learning lessons in giving, team work and critical thinking.
You'll be able to check out the students hard work at the mall beginning March 10. However, they need your help right now collecting donations.
You can drop off canned goods at any Dothan school until Friday, March 7.
The teams that place in the top three will win up to $500 for their school.