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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - An elementary school in the city is celebrating after raising enough money to feed hundreds of children in the Mahoning Valley.

This third grade class at Taft Elementary received a pizza party because they collected the most money to benefit Harvest for Hunger.

The school began a campaign two weeks ago and each student who donated 50 cents received an "I Care" hand to hang in the hallway.

"All together, between staff and students, we've raised a total of $205," says Leane Gaskins, a teacher at Taft. "According to Harvest for Hunger, one dollar purchases three nutritious meals for a students for a day."

You can help feed the Valley's needy families also by dropping off a non-perishable food item at any Giant Eagle store.

WFMJ sponsors the campaign that runs through April 7.

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