HANCOCK COUNTY, MS (WLOX) - West Hancock Elementary students have hosted a food drive to benefit the Hancock County Food Pantry for two years. This morning, nearly 20 students representing kindergarten through fifth grade classrooms delivered the food by school bus.
Almost 360 students who attend West Hancock collected canned food items and dry goods for the pantry. In fact, one class brought in more than 200 cans alone.
On Thursday morning, the students helped food pantry volunteers unload the cans and weigh them. The scale recorded an impressive total. The Hancock County children collected more than 1,200 pounds of much needed food.