Long Beach students in the holiday spirit

LONG BEACH, MS (WLOX) - By David Elliott – bio | email

GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) - It's not your typical field trip. Students from the Long Beach High School Interact Club spent Monday morning snapping beans at Feed my Sheep in Gulfport.

Frank Fales, President of the club, said the members wanted to do something special.

"We like to help out and give the community a little bit of our sincere appreciation for what they do. We'd like to help them out by working in the soup kitchen," Fales said.

"It shows me that kids do care," said Feed My Sheep Director Wayne Favre.

The students also had a nice surprise for Feed My Sheep. Club members presented the organization with an $800 check. They also served food to the needy over the lunch hour.

"It's good to see them face to face and interact with the people we're helping," said club member J.J. Townsend.

Favre said Feed My Sheep is expecting to serve more Thanksgiving meals this year. In the past they fed 150 to 200 individuals and families.

"We'll have up to 400 in the dining room. We'll serve about 700 meals on Thanksgiving."

The Interact Club was very excited about knowing they are making a difference.

"It's the holidays. Everyone needs love. We like to help them out," said Fales.

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