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YGC: GWCA students volunteer at food bank

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by Danielle Wagner

WATERLOO (KWWL) Sorting, marking, stocking. Students from George Washington Carver Academy lent their hands to the Northeast Iowa Food Bank in Waterloo.

About 60 students came to the food bank in three different groups.

"I've been helping sort the cans and marking. Know which ones are old and which are new," said student William Burt.

It's part of a project for science class with Albert Wiggins. The students studied community service and environmental science.

Wiggins had the students plan a service project they'd like to do. One of the ideas was helping the food bank.

"Going through food that still meets requirement as far as expiration dates and we're marking that and then helping stock the pantry," said teacher Albert Wiggins.

The students split in to groups, checking boxed and canned foods for expiration dates and stocking the good food on the shelves.

"I have a really great group of students that have come out here. I basically have students who dove right into the box to get things going," said Wiggins.

Students said they understand why the food bank is essential, and why their hours spent volunteering here is important to the community.

"A lot of people around here don't have enough food. So it's always good to give if you're not using it," said William Burt.

The faster food gets sorted and on the shelves, the sooner it's available to those in need. Thanks to George Washington Carver Academy students, a lot of work is done in a short amount of time.

Reporter: Danielle Wagner

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