Jones Paideia Elementary School holds collection for Food 2 Families

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — One Nashville elementary school is taking the challenge of fighting hunger to a whole new level.

Parents and students of Jones Paideia Elementary School in North Nashville have been bringing in food all week.

They’re part of the News 2 Food 2 Families school food drive. It benefits Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee.

“It’s important for us because we want to let our children know that it’s better to give than to receive. And that we want to support our families in Nashville. And sometimes we may need to be the families that need to be supported as well,” said Principal Dr. Debra Smith.

Last year the school collected just over 1,000 food items and is well on its way to beating that number this year.

All schools participating are competing for cash prizes from Kroger and Cornerstone Financial.

Click here for more about Food 2 Families.