Longview students make big donation to Thanksgiving food drive

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After Trinity School of Texas students collected more than 18,000 canned goods for the Longview Thanksgiving Food Drive, Trinity seniors loaded the items Friday to haul to Maude Cobb Convention and Activity Center.

More help is needed before food is distributed Tuesday.

Residents are invited to drop off items such as canned goods, bread, frozen meats and cash donations from 2 to 6 p.m. Monday at Maude Cobb. Organizers also are seeking volunteers to help sort the thousands of donated items.

Volunteers ages 16 or older (ages 10 through 15 are welcome if accompanied by a parent) are needed 3 to 5 p.m. Monday and noon to 3 p.m. Tuesday, which is distribution day.

Organizers say there’s no need to sign up — volunteers can just show up to Maude Cobb.

For information, go to longviewthanksgiving.wordpress.com .