Radford University students ‘give back’ through donation drive

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RADFORD, Va. (WDBJ7)— At Radford University, students are spending the week collecting and donating canned food to local families in need.

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On Tuesday, they spent their time sorting donations from the community. The Radford Gives Back drive is a chance for the community to feed those in need.

The donations will go to students at Radford City Public Schools through Bobcat Backpacks, a local nonprofit that feeds hundreds of students in grades K-through-12 each weekend.

“When I first heard of this opportunity I thought it was amazing,” said senior Barbara Hill. “I like the purpose and the reason they do it for. I come from a low income family, so giving back to the community is something that warms my heart and I like seeing children’s smiles.”

They plan to pack 300 weekend food bags Wednesday night to give to the kids on the MAC at 5 p.m.

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