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Russell Co. students help feed the hungry

RUSSELL COUNTY, AL (WTVM) - A group of teenagers is using the attention of America's biggest sporting event to help make sure no one in the area goes hungry. 

Students from Russell County High School took part in this nationwide effort called a "Super Bowl of Caring," where students are asked to bring canned foods for area food banks.

The organization Jobs for America's Graduates or JAG, is behind this effort. JAG also helps kids who could be at risk of dropping out high school.

"JAG is all about helping your community and teaching kids it is important to give back," said Angela Dawson, a teacher involved in JAG. "So doing this fundraiser and community service project not only is teaching them what really need in our community but also shows them they need to involved." 

The Russell County High students collected more than 1,500 canned foods, plus nearly $160 in donations. 

The seniors won the competition bringing in 692 cans. All of the donations will go to Feeding the Valley.

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