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Local FFA chapters hold Thanksgiving basket drive

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LAWTON, OK (KSWO)- Lawton's 3 high schools are putting aside their rivalries, to help community members in need this Thanksgiving.

The FFA chapters from Lawton, Eisenhower, and MacArthur High Schools put on the event to make Thanksgiving baskets.
The baskets are full of everything a family could want on Thanksgiving, from turkey, to stuffing, to hot chocolate.

All the money was donated by fellow students, school staff, or even out of their own pockets.

We spoke with Alyssa Snow, the FFA Chapter President from Lawton High School. She says, “It just warms my heart in more ways than one knowing me and my friends and people I go to school with can reach out and actually help people, and know that we're going to help them.”

 An FFA member from Eisenhower High School echoed that sentiment. “It makes me feel good inside that I know I'm helping out and making a difference with doing this project with the FFA”, says Bennett England. “I feel good knowing I’m feeding those people who can't afford it or who can't get that food on Thanksgiving, who may go hungry at night”.

In all, the 3 schools made sixty-two baskets to hand out, totaling about $2,300 worth of food.

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