TUSCUMBIA, AL (WAFF) - Before schools wrap up for holiday break, students in Tuscumbia are helping their peers in need.
May-Beth Youngblood, president of the Future Business of America Club, says she and 12 other students put their heads together to help fellow students who are less fortunate. They call the program Tigers Feeding Tigers.
She says thanks to the donations from church groups and Chick-fil-A, they can help feed 50 kids in their school district who would otherwise go hungry during the holiday break.
“It truly feels like a gift from God. We get to help all these kids and we get to bless them with some food who would probably not have enough food otherwise,” Youngblood said.
Teacher Kelli Fredrick says the great thing about the Tigers Feeding Tigers program is that every student getting the food will remain anonymous.
Fredrick says it warms her heart to see her students get a life lesson in what the holidays are truly about.
“It taught them to think of others first and that Christmas is more about giving and serving others than getting gifts.” said Fredrick.
The students will get the bags before they leave on holiday break.