Twenty-five thousand pounds of food equals a lot of boxes, cans and bottles.
Elkhart Central and Memorial students unloaded all of it into Church Community Service's food bank Thursday morning, May 8.
The students — members of the Superintendent's Student Advisory Council — spent the past few weeks getting donations from classmates, family and friends for Elkhart Community Schools' first time participating in the Northern Indiana Student Hunger Drive.
They said 25,000 pounds is pretty good, but they could do better next year.
"I brought in a bag of cans, but I could have brought in more," Rachel Swanson, a sophomore at Central, admitted.
Riley Norris, also a sophomore at Central, suggested starting earlier in the year.