by Danielle Wagner
CEDAR FALLS (KWWL) Students at ten eastern Iowa schools are collecting as much food as possible.
It's all part of the annual Student Food Drive for the Northeast Iowa Food Bank.
"Raising as many cans and pounds as we can just to support everyone that is in need of food," said Cedar Falls High School student Courtney Dreyer.
The students are asking the community for help to collect as much food as possible before November 16th.
"We try to get the community involved we have a couple kick ball games. We have volleyball games. Just a bunch of different competitions and fundraisers throughout the school. Just to get everybody involved and as many cans as we can," said Dreyer.
At Cedar Falls High School the students are in charge of counting the food, organizing it and they'll also load it up at the end of the drive.
"It's always a pleasant surprise on loading day and you just see how much cans everyone brought. It makes you feel food and you're surprised," said Brian Harris.
Seniors Brian Harris and Courtney Dreyer said it's a great feeling to know this food is going to people who really need it.
The past two years Cedar Falls High School won the drive by collecting 25,000 and 22,000 pounds of food. Students hope to collect at least that much this year.
To see all the school participating in the Student Food Drive, click here.
Reporter: Danielle Wagner