Local sixth grader starts food drive

The recent government shutdown prompted one local student to take action.

Na’Sir Goodwin, a sixth grader at D’Iberville Middle School, started a nonperishable food drive. He wanted to help out so he wrote a letter to his school’s principal asking permission to hold the food drive every morning.

For thirty minutes before school, he would sit outside the front office collecting donations. Na’Sir and his father tell News 25 after realizing how much the government shutdown impacted some people they wanted to help. “People in the shelter and stuff, I wanted to help out and the churches that were less fortunate and everything.”

“We also noticed that on the news that there were a few people affected by the government shutdown who were actually in lines at food pantries and we thought what better way than to help out.”

If you would like to donate, go to D’Iberville Middle School and bring your items to the main office.

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