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HOWLAND, Ohio - A Trumbull County business has teamed up with local schools to help feed the hungry.

Students from Howland and Lakeview Local Schools stuffed buses with more than 10,000 non-perishable food items and also presented checks to the Second Harvest Food Bank.

"It's an exciting feeling to know that what you've done helps somebody make their life a little bit better," said Matt Headland from Howland High School.

Shortreed and Associates of Cortland invited the schools to be part of the third annual Ameriprise Financial Day of Service.

In addition to the food, nearly $11,700 was also donated.

But the students know that their outreach means more than just a number on a check.

"You just feel great when you get to help everyone and you know that I'm getting to feed people for winter that don't have enough food. And then you think, wow, like God blesses me with so much, because I have a roof over my head, I have a warm house, I have a warm bed," said Braxton Caldwell from Lakeview Middle School.

Shortreed and Associates encouraged its clients and other businesses to join the effort.

"When I think of what effort we put forth and if we can inspire other businesses to get involved in the community. It doesn't take a lot of effort to do a great deal, so I think that's what's important about it," said Lindsay Wolf from Shorteed and Associates.

The donations will help stock shelves at the food bank's mobile pantries in Trumbull County.

Every dollar donated, buys $15 dollars worth of food.

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