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Elementary students donate to food pantry

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ELMIRA, N.Y. -- Sixth graders from Parley Coburn Elementary School in Elmira donated more than 60 canned goods for the Samaritan Center in Elmira Friday.

After the kids donated the food they hung winter decorations on the front windows. Teachers and Catholic Charities members thought this was a great way for students to give back during the holiday season.

"I think it's amazing for them to be spreading Christmas cheer, it's a few days before Christmas, they're really giving back to people that are in their most desperate need so this will brighten their holiday time and also the food is a huge benefit," said Lindsay Winters with Catholic Charities of Chemung and Schuyler Counties.

The Samaritan Center has seen an increase in need each year.

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