The 210 youngsters at Discovery School may be small but they’re mighty when it comes to caring about their community. 

The K- 5 elementary school in Dickson beat out the competition in the News 2 Food 2 Families Food Drive. 

They made a huge effort for the Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee, collecting 3,232 pounds of food.  That’s about 15 cans per student.  

School counselor Jennifer Christian says the kids were impressive. “We would go around the student council and I would collect the food every morning and make a count. The kids did it for a competition. We had some kids bringing in over a hundred cans apiece. We had an amazing turnout for our food drive. I was very impressed.” 

For their efforts, the school won $500 from Cornerstone Financial and a special visit from T-Rac of the Tennessee Titans. 

Special thanks for making the News 2 Food 2 Families Food Drive a success goes to both Cornerstone Financial Credit Union, which donated the awards, and Crest Cadillac, which opened their doors as a food collection site. 

This year’s competition among schools across the region broke the record. Sixty schools collected almost 360,000 pounds of food. That’s a first. All that food goes directly to the Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee, which feeds hungry people.