Breakfast with Santa to benefit homeless students in Roanoke

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ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ7) There are more than 300 homeless students in Roanoke city classrooms.

This weekend, the school system is serving up a pancake breakfast and plenty of Christmas spirit to provide some help.

On Thursday afternoon, we stopped by William Fleming High School, where culinary students were preparing some of the food they will serve on Saturday morning.

"Breakfast with Santa" is a fundraiser sponsored by students from William Fleming and Patrick Henry High Schools, who came together to help their homeless classmates.

Mark Randolph is a William Fleming Senior and a member of the Star Council.

"It's just great to see the numbers we're putting up and the amount of help we're giving the students," Randolph told WDBJ7. "Some of them are my fellow classmates, and so it's a crazy thing that they're actually going through this. And it's just a good thing to be able to help them out."

Breakfast with Santa is Saturday from 8:30 to 11:30 at William Fleming High School.

Cost is $7 for adults, $5 for students, and $20 for a family of four. For more information, click on the link associated with this story.